Thursday, August 16, 2012

Indoor UAV center sparks interest

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. -- Some companies have already said they want to lease space at a proposed indoor unmanned vehicle test center once it's built. Larry Sassano, president of the Okaloosa County Economic Development Council, met with more than a dozen companies developing air and ground vehicles last week during the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International show in Las Vegas. The Autonomous Vehicle Center, a venture between the EDC and the University of Florida, will be 45,000 square feet and built at UF's Research and Engineering Education Facility. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 08/15/12) Previous