Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

In recent years unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have demonstrated their value and attractiveness in a wide range of applications like inspection, maintenance, and repair in industry, precision agriculture, mapping and surveying, aerial photography, safety and security, and traffic management. The industrial and consumer market for UAVs is rapidly growing and so is the need for UAV experts. This not only concerns UAV pilots, but also engineers designing UAVs, developing new applications and positioning UAV services in the market. The specialization aims to educate broadly skilled engineers who complement core knowledge on systems and controls with knowledge on robotics, aerodynamics, imaging technology, business models, law, and ethics. The development of advanced technology in combination with discussion on the limits and impact of applications of UAVs in society clearly reflects the high-tech human-touch approach of the university.

Why in the Master Systems and Control?

UAVs are high-tech remotely or autonomously controlled electromechanical systems. Engineers developing UAVs need a sound background in system and control theory. The Master Systems & Controls therefore offers the natural basis for the development of UAV technology and applications.

Programme mentor

prof.dr.ir. M.G. Vosselman (George)
Full Professor

Websites of participating groups

Earth Observation Science (EOS)

Robotics & Mechatronics

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Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems