BU Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Team

Who We Are

Boston University’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Team (BU UAV) is an engineering student group focused on the emerging future of drones. We are continually advancing our active projects such as obstacle avoidance, creating more efficient drones, and improving the way in which we control our vehicles. Furthermore, with fifty plus active members and alumni, BU UAV wishes to expand its team and fleet to include a wider variety of students and vehicles.

All are welcome to join!

Fixed Wing Hackathon

April 28th, 2017

Hello UAV,

All the information you need for this Hackathon is on this link

Good Luck!


Drone Racing Club

April 3rd, 2017

A new UAV group is coming to BU!

Wil Koch, a CS PhD candidate at BU is starting a new club over the summer. This club will specialize in drone racing, which means you will get the chance to build or modify your own drone and get it ready to race.

The club will be focusing on first person view (FPV) micro quad-copters based off Tinywhoop. Races will be held weekly so come prepared to build it out! There will also be bi-weekly meeting, that will teach the essentials of drone repair and modification. Members will get hands on experience designing models to be 3D printed, soldering and programming.

We hope you decide to join this group; if you are still undecided here is some cool footage of Tinywhoop racing


UAV team

Hackathon “Catch Me If You Can” 2016

November 15th, 2016

Sign up link for the Hackathon (click on “link”).

IF you wish to participate you MUST sign up through this link. The hackathon will take place Friday 14th at  4pm in EPIC. In this UAV Hackathon you will be given all the equipment needed to build and assassin robot to assassinate your target! You will have 6 hours to complete this task and the fastest team to complete it wins an amazing prize. See you soon!


September 29th, 2015

For our new and returning members, or even those interested in receiving updates from the club – please join our OrgSync group so that you can be up to date with when our meetings and other events are.

Sign up at this website: https://orgsync.com/105380/chapter

Like Our Facebook Page

September 29th, 2015

Like us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/buuavt

Check out our page and find out what we’re up to. Whether it’s accomplishments, cool stuff going on in the lab/group, or new innovations relating to unmanned vehicles, you’re bound to find some new and/or interesting content!

Like us on Facebook

December 12th, 2014


BU Today Article

January 29th, 2014


Our Symposia Paper from IARC 2013-North Dakota Venue

December 9th, 2013



First Meeting of the Fall Semester

September 17th, 2013

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team 2014 first meeting

Splash! 2013

September 9th, 2013

Check out Splash! 2013 through our quadcopter!