Who we are
We are a team of engineering students working to develop the software, mechanical, aeronautics, and electronics to improve aerial robotics. FLU also aims to bridge the gap between education and industry by providing technical workshops to teach students the techniques and skills required in related industries.
FLU consists of two main components:
Projects: this involves developing aircrafts for competitions and research projects. The projects are there to provide students with hands-on experience and help build FLU’s online knowledge base.
Education: this involves teaching workshops that provide skills to students interested in aerial robotics.
Major goals and achievements
- Flight Labs UNSW’s goal is to become a global leader in aerial robotics and create career elevating industry opportunities for UNSW students in the field.
- Our immediate goals are to establish workshops, an online research blog, and begin work on a new plane. We also hope to gain more consulting opportunities with industry partners.
- In 2019, we will be competing at the AUVSI SUAS Competition, working on more projects with industry partners, and establishing FLU as leaders for UAV technology at UNSW and Australia.
- In 2017, the team placed top 3 out of 150 teams at the 2017 Land O’Lakes Drone Challenge in Minnesota, USA, where we built and designed a self-recharging, autonomous drone for agricultural surveying.