#AceNewsServices – LONDON – November 06 – The construction of the most advanced drone testing lab in the United Kingdom will begin at the Imperial College London in 2016, The Guardian reported Thursday.
‘UK’s most advanced drone lab to be built at Imperial College London ‘
“It’s an excellent opportunity to create a state-of-the-art facility, not only in the UK but worldwide,” the director of Imperial College’s aerial robotics lab Dr. Mirko Kovac was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
“The time is right to invest in drones because devices like smartphones are so widespread, technology like the GPS chip has become small and cheap and can be used for drones, which has fueled this type of research,” he added.
According to Kovac, the facility will be “unique and will allow us to research and test combustion for flying robots so that we can develop new engines and new principles for robotics using hazardous chemicals”.