The Division of Research and Economic Development (DORED) at North Carolina A&T State University and the Testing, Evaluation, and Control of Heterogeneous Large Scale Systems of Autonomous Vehicles (TECHLAV) Center

DORED to Host First Annual TECHLAV Meeting at N.C. A&T

The Division of Research and Economic Development (DORED) at North Carolina A&T State University and the Testing, Evaluation, and Control of Heterogeneous Large Scale Systems of Autonomous Vehicles (TECHLAV) Center, will host the organization’s first annual meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 25, in the Academic Classroom Building, room 109, on the university’s campus.

The day-long, momentous event will highlight the purpose and activities of the TECHLAV center, bringing together researchers from academia, military and industry. The meeting includes keynote addresses from government experts, specific technological achievements of the N.C. A&T TECHLAV center, a student poster session, and a panel discussion featuring the program’s Industrial Advisory Board members. Technology demonstrations, from 3-4 p.m. will conclude the day.

Additionally, updates will be provided on various tasks, modeling, control, testing and evaluation of autonomous vehicles as well as demos on the most recent TECHLAV research.

Sponsored and funded by the United States Air Force Research Laboratory as a Center of Excellence in Autonomy and led by N.C. A&T, the TECHLAV Center comprises a strong multi-disciplinary team and synergizes expertise in Control, Communication, and Human Cognition from N.C. A&T and its collaborator, the University of Texas San Antonio. The TECHLAV addresses fundamental problems in modeling, analysis, control, coordination, test and evaluation of autonomous systems, serves as a national resource in education and research in autonomy, provides outreach services in autonomy-related areas, fosters linkages among national institutions of higher education, government agencies and private companies and commercializes TECHLAV technologies for the benefit of the national economy.

The activities conducted through the TECHLAV center will continue to increase national and regional economic growth fostered by the development, adoption, and effective use of new control, information, and energy technologies.