Drone lab opens at Reno-Stead Airport

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) It is called the Nevada Unmanned Aircraft and Nextgen Collaborative Environment Laboratory or NUANCE for short.

The lab will train students from UNR to work with NASA air traffic control computers and that is why Gov. Brian Sandoval wanted to personally open the lab.

“We are going to have a work space where companies will hire the university, will retain the students, to develop that new technology,” Sandoval said.

“Our goal is for students to build systems that control drone air traffic,” said Richard Kelley, chief engineer, drones, UNR.

Those systems will work in conjunction with NASA computers.