PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2019—Boeing [NYSE: BA] is funding the creation of a state-of-the-art laboratory facility dedicated to the research and testing of autonomous aerial vehicles within Stanford University’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The Boeing Flight & Autonomy Laboratory features a control room and maker area, the newest motion-capture cameras and sensor networks, and a public observation area. The lab is the latest support by Boeing in Stanford’s Aero/Astro department.
“We’re pleased to contribute to Stanford’s mission of educating lifelong learners, entrepreneurs and leaders,” said Charles Toups, vice president and general manager of the Disruptive Computing & Networks organization at Boeing.
“We are very grateful to Boeing for their gift,” said Charbel Farhat, the Vivian Church Hoff professor of Aircraft Structures and chairman of Stanford’s Aero/Astro department. “The company’s generosity helps enable us to continue to educate the next generation of aero- and astronautic engineers and conduct the kind of groundbreaking research for which Stanford is known.”
In addition to the $2.5 million contribution to…