Posted by – Shawn Keenan, Assistant City Planner
It is not often you’ll see a device that can fly through both air and water – unless you’re watching James Bond movies.
James Bond’s gadget guru “Q”, inventor of the jet pack and the Lotus Esprit with submarine mode, would be proud of the Oakland University Engineering Team for coming in first place last weekend in the United Arab Emirates “Drones for Good” Competition.
Over 1,000 teams from 165 countries took part in the competition. The Oakland University team won the one million dollar grand prize, which was well worth the 18 months of dedicated work they put into their drone called the Loon Copter.
The City of Auburn Hills is proud of Oakland University’s Engineering Team for their tremendous accomplishment and Oakland University for their commitment to providing educational excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Go Grizzlies!