Date Approved

2014

Date Posted

1-22-2014

Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

Department

Engineering Technology

First Advisor

Jamal Bari

Abstract

In today's modern age of drone strikes by the military, and the cost of electronic technology becoming more and more affordable every day, one may wonder why there are not many small unmanned aircraft being used for useful purposes that are not violent. I am designing, building and programming a model plane that is capable of autopilot flight, along with exploring its possible every day, non-violent uses. The initial prototype is made of form or a similar material with an autopilot system. Speculations of how to use this technology to benefit society are presented.

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