Transportation Research

Flight of fancy

Using an autonomous mini-helicopter, an MIT team stunned the Association for Unmanned Vehicles International by solving one of its notoriously tough challenges on the first try.

Building on MIT’s rich tradition of engineering research and interdisciplinary collaboration, Transportation@MIT knits together the wide-ranging, robust research already under way at the Institute and creates new opportunities for education and innovation.

A recent survey of 1,300 MIT faculty and staff found that researchers across the Institute are conducting transportation research in nearly every area of study. More than 240 faculty and research staff are working in areas related to transportation, from motor vehicles to urban infrastructure planning to aviation efficiency to adaptive technologies and their influence on personal behavior.