The focus of the unmanned systems outreach center is to support human capital development for the 21st century in the areas of homeland security, civil authorities, and commercial enterprises.
Capabilities in unmanned systems provide new methods to address problems such as disaster response, crisis management, crop yield improvement, construction, and generally repetitive, dirty, or dangerous missions. However, the most important component in any unmanned system is the human element. The industry term is "unmanned", but the systems are completely dependent upon humans. People must operate, maintain, and support the vehicles, communications networks, computer systems, and other infrastructure elements in support of operations, research, testing, and development.
For more information, please contact Richard Baker, Director, Center of Unmanned Systems & Human Capital Development.