SOAR drone testing facility opens

Earlier this fall, the UB and WNY community were able to visit UB’s new outdoor testing facility for uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs, commonly known as drones) and see some current research projects in action. The facility, known as SOAR (Structure for Outdoor Autonomy Research), is a 24,000-square-foot netted structure located off Maple Road on the North Campus. It is among the nation’s largest such facilities on university campuses.

Published November 16, 2021