Engineering Aerial Robotics


Join us for one week of pre-college, academic classes!

Competing groups of students will develop a semi-autonomous mobile robot to remotely navigate an arena in which a wildfire is ongoing. Other team members will cooperatively fly a drone to survey the area being explored by the mobile robot in real-time. Additionally, an eye-in-the-sky thermal camera will intermittently provide IR imagery, which can be processed to detecting thermal emissions (i.e., fires). Students will develop software to process robotic sensors and IR imagery. Students will use the information extracted from the pictures/videos sent by their drone, sensors on the mobile robot, and the eye-in-the-sky camera to find and rescue specific targets (e.g., humans, cattle, other valuable objects) and bring them back from the arena.

For: High School Students ages 15-18 who are interested in Engineering, Software Development and Robotics.

Program Fee: $1,300

Program Dates: July 21-26, 2019: The Aerial Robotics program is now full. If you wish to be on the Waitlist, please complete a Waitlist Request.

Location: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott, 3700 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301

Registrations will be accepted until the program is full. The total enrollment capacity for this program is 16.

Registration Process

Complete our Registration form and deposit by clicking "Register Today" at the top of this page.

Personal Statement: Each participant is required to submit a personal statement of 150-250 words answering the following question: "Please tell us what attending this program would mean to you." Then submit to the Summer Programs Office with your Registration Packet.

Teacher Recommendation: Please print the Teacher Recommendation form and have completed by a teacher, then submit to the Summer Programs Office with your Registration Packet. This form must be returned for your registration to be complete.

Registration Packet: A link will be sent to you after the registration has been completed to download, complete and return to our office.

Parents, Guardians, and Families are invited and encouraged to participate in the Completion Luncheon/Dinner. The Completion Luncheon/Dinner for the Summer Programs participants is included in the cost of tuition; please do not include the student in your count.

The fee for our luncheon guests is $17 per person. If you have any questions, please contact out office at (928)777-3956.
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Prescott, AZ
Phone: 928-777-3956

Summer Overnight Camps

Live on campus like Embry-Riddle students and explore career possibilities in flight, mechanical engineering, global security, or what it is like to be a NASA astronaut.

Embry-Riddle's overnight summer programs at the Daytona Beach Campus and Prescott Campus introduce the technology of today to the aviators, engineers, and astronauts of tomorrow.

Students live in on-campus dormitories — under the supervision of approved counselors — and share their initial experience of University living with other young people near their age