Drones, or more formally, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), are aircraft without human pilots on board. They may be operated by computers or by a pilot who is on the ground, in another aircraft, or other location. They often carry equipment such as cameras, scanners, or other devices.
Duke is excited to support students, faculty, and staff in the use and exploration of this growing technology, and is dedicated to doing so in safe and legal ways. From hobbyist use, to campus photography, to aeronautical engineering, this site will provide a summary of drone activity at Duke as well as directions to guidelines, policies, and training.