In today's rapidly urbanizing world, cities face unique challenges related to mobility, disaster management, and sustainability. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, hold the key to addressing these challenges innovatively. This research project empowers undergraduate students to investigate the multifaceted roles that UAVs play in shaping urban futures. The study aims to explore how drones can revolutionize transportation within cities, from urban air mobility to last-mile delivery; investigate the feasibility, safety, and environmental impact of drone-based mobility solutions; delve into the critical role UAVs play in disaster management and emergency response scenarios and analyze their use for rapid damage assessment, search and rescue operations, and facilitating the timely delivery of humanitarian aid during crises.

School

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Area

Transport | Urban mobility | Optimisation | Disaster management

Research centre of Integrated Transport Innovation

At the end of this project, students will develop strong research skills, including the ability to formulate research questions, design experiments, collect and analyze data, and draw evidence-based conclusions. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of urban challenges, humanitarian logistics, disaster management, and the role of UAVs in addressing these issues.