North Carolina Department of Transportation
Research & Innovation Summit – 2020

UAV Pilot Skill Development through Recurrent Training

Authors: Songpo Li, Ph.D. and Prof. ML Cummings, Ph.D.
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  • There has been an increased need for skilled unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) pilots to cope with the rapid rise in UAV deployments for military and civil applications like infrastructure inspection.
  • However research on effective and efficient training of UAV pilots has lagged behind the demand. The increased but not well-considered onboard autonomy has added uncertainty to current training outcomes.
  • To help fill this gap, this project examines the fundamental question of how UAV pilot skills develop with various training programs.



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