The UNIDRONE team led by Prof. Hungsun Son (School of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering) got an award from the Minister Yanghee Choi of Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MISP). MISP hosted “The 2015 Official Commendation of New Growth Engines” at Gwacheon National Science Museum on December 29, 2015.
Minister Choi gave an award to Prof. Son and his students (Mr. Myunggun Kim, Mr. Seong-Min Lee, Mr. Minho Shin, Mr. Won Mo Chung, and Mr. Sang Heon Lee) for their development of the Flying Multiple Drones System. The UNIDRONE team became popular by showing a group flying system of multiple drones at 2015 Creative Korea-Expo.
At the 2015 Creative Korea-Expo, Prof. Son mainly participated in the challenge parade held on November 22 and 29 to give a demonstration of a group of multiple drones, flying outside for the first time in Korea. His team has been researching the technology where a single operator controls 100 drones. At this event, Prof. Son and his students succeeded to show flying 5 drones at once.
Prof. Son says, “It was a great opportunity to show the newest technology to people on the actual street in Seoul. We will keep trying our best to develop the direct controlling technology of drones by using the senses of humans as much as we can.”