Loon Copter is a novel multi-rotor platform capable of traditional aerial flight, on-water surface operation, and sub aquatic diving. The Loon Copter is a proof-of-concept vehicle that demonstrated successful operation in early 2015.  The 3rd prototype of our Loon Copter won the 2016 UAE Drones for Good competition in Dubai, which received 1017 entries from 165 countries.


 
      http://www.dronesforgood.ae/finals/aerial-surface-underwater-reconnaissance-drone





Loon Copter Team Members 
Dr. Osamah Rawashdeh (Associate Professor)
Sean Simpson (Engineer & Entrepreneur)
Hamzeh Alzubi (Graduate Student Assistant)
Iyad Mansour (Graduate Student Assistant)
In addition to several other members and friends of the lab that helped in various ways.





        



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    Loon Copter in the News

Video

Outrageous Acts of Science - Science Channel (03/15/2017)

Loon Copter story takes flight in Lansing - WLNS Lansing TV  (02/09/2016)

Drones for Good Winner Announcement - ARABIC - mbc TV (02/09/2016)

Loon Copter wins Drones for Good Competition - WJRT Flint TVWJRT Flint TV 5AM (02/09/2016)

Loon Copter wins $1M - WOOD-TV Grand Rapids (02/08/2016)

ICYMI: UAV for land and sea, Boeing’s super rocket and more - Engadget ICYMI (01/27/2016)

Loon Copter - Daily Planet Discovery Channel CA (01/26/2016)

Audio

Loon Copter on BBC News Click Program (02/16/2016)

Osamah Rawashdeh, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (Starts at 2:30) - WJR, the Frank Beckman Show (2/12/2016)

Loon Copter success story on WWJ - WWJ 1AM,  WWJ 3AM - (02/09/2016)

Loon Copter wins $1M - WWJ Radio - (02/08/2016)


Print & Web Articles

Twitter

 
New Class of UAS Go From Water to Air and Back Again - Inside Unmanned Systems (06/02/2016)

The Future of Sea-Air Drones and Protecting Maritime Assets - Center for International Maritime Security (06/02/2016)

Jordanian-led Team Develops Flying, Submersible Drone - Venture Magazine (03/07/2016)

University Engineers' Underwater Copter Takes Top Prize in 'Drones for Good' Competition - EdTech Magazine (03/03/2016)

Land and Sea: The First Versatile Drone - Buy The Best Drone Blog (02/18/2016)

Oakland University team gets $1M prize for underwater drone - ABC12 (02/18/2016)

A Drone That Can Fly And Swim? Sweet! - DOGOnews (02/18/2016)

Novel Solutions win Drones for Good Award - Gulf News (02/13/2016)

Demystifying drones, for they are here to stay - Khaleej Times (02/09/2016)

Oakland University research group wins $1M for underwater drone WLNS (02/09/2016)

Underwater Drone nets $1M prize for Oakland University Team - Oakland Press (02/08/2016)

Oakland University team gets $1M prize for underwater drones - Midland Daily News (02/08/2016)

'Loon Copter' wins $1M in UAE Drones for Good Awards - Albawaba - (02/07/2016)

Drone firms are flying after UAE win - MSN UAE - (02/07/2016)

Winners of Drones for Good 2016 - What's On - (02/07/2016)

Dubai Ruler Honors UAE Drones for Good Competition Winners - Al Arabiya (02/06/2016)

A drone for pipelines qualify for awards - Khaleej Times (02/05/2016)

The cutting edge of technology on show at Drones for Good competition - The National UAE (02/04/2016)

Six finalists announced on Day 1 UAE Drones for Good Award - Gulf News (02/04/2016)

Six contestants enter final round of 'UAW Drones for Good Award' - Emirates 24|7 (02/04/2016)

UAE Drones for Good Award kicks off on Thursday in Dubai - Zawya, Thomson Reuters (02/02/2016)

Go South Online, Tuesday News - Go South Online (02/02/2016) 

The 'Loon Copter' Drone can Operate Under, On & Over Water - Unmanned Aerial (01/01/2016)

OU Team's Loon Copter Competing for $1M Prize in International Drones for Good Competition - BusByway (01/30/2016)

The "Loon Copter" Drone is Part Helicopter, Part Submarine - Nerdist (01/30/2016)

OU Team's Loon Copter Competing for $1M Prize in International Drones for Good Competition - PR.com (01/30/2016)

Loon Copter Is The Latest Drone Can Swim Underwater And Fly In The Air - WCCF Tech (01/30/2016)

Oakland University Team's Loon Copter Competing for $1M Prize in International Drones for Good Competition - NewsWire (01/29/2016)

Drones at Oakland University go International - Rochester Media (01/29/2016)

Oakland University team's Loon Copter competing for $1M prize in international Drones for Good competition - Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce (01/28/2016)

The Loon Copter Can Fly, Float, And Dive - Tri-County Sun Times (01/28/2016)

Loon Copter can fly in the air, swim on or under water - PopHerald (01/28/2016)

Loon Copter Drone Can Fly, Float, and Dive Underwater - bscomment (01/28/2016)

Loon Copter Drone Can Fly, Float And Dive Into Water - Pasion Noticias (01/28/2016)

Drone can fly, dive underwater and float - IDtechEx (01/28/2016)

OU team’s drone competing for $1M prize in international competition - Oakland University News (01/28/2016)

Meet the drone that flies floats and swims underwater- Atmel Blog (1/27/2016)

Prototype drone swims better than we can (Tomorrow Daily 305 Podcast) - CNET (01/27/2016)

Oakland University team’s underwater drone competing for $1 million worldwide prize - Tech Bits (01/27/2016)

This Drone Will Drop into Water and Sink on Purpose - autoevolution (01/27/2016)

Cutting-edge amphibious Loon Copter drone can fly and swim underwater - Equilibrio Informativo (01/27/2016)

Loon Copter can fly in the air, swim on or under water - Slash Gear (01/27/2016)

US: Cutting-edge amphibious Loon Copter drone can fly and swim underwater - International Business Times (01/27/2016), Yahoo! News UK & Ireland (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter: A Drone for Both Air and Water - World Industrial Reporter (01/27/2016)

Oakland University team's underwater drone competing for $1 million international prize - The Inside Korea (01/27/2016)

Loon Copter is a drone that can not only fly in the air, but swim underwater as well - frog in the box (01/27/2016)

A drone that can fly, float and dive underwater - msn (01/26/2016)

The amazing, amphibious Loon Copter is design
ed to fly, float, and swim under water - Yahoo! Finance (01/26/2016)

Untethered Drone Flies, Floats, and Swims - Popular Mechanic (01/26/2016)

'Loon Copter' Drone can Fly, Float and Dive Underwater - airnest (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter is a drone that can fly and go underwater - Mashable (01/26/2016)

This adaptable drone can fly, dive, and swim - Business Insider (01/26/2016)

The amazing, amphibious Loon Copter is designed to fly, float, and swim under water - Digital Trends (01/26/2016), Yahoo! Sports (01/26/2016)

The Loon Copter submarine drone - Plug!n Magazine (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter Drone Can Fly, Float, and Dive Underwater - Stashed (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter Drone Flies, Floats, Swims Underwater - Robotics Trends (01/26/2016)

A drone that can fly, float and dive underwater - iNews and Tech (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter is a Drone that Flies, Floats and Dives Underwater - CNXSoft (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter dives underwater as comfortably as it soars in the sky - my cool bin (01/26/2016)

Oakland University team’s underwater drone competing for $1 million international prize - Oakland Press (01/26/2016), MACOMB DAILY (01/26/2016), Daily Tribune (01/26/2016)

Hero Drone Flies, Floats, Dives Underwater - Discovery News (01/26/2016)

Oakland University Develops Underwater Drone - Tech Times (01/26/2016)

You Don't Have to Panic if This Submersible Drone Crashes in a Lake - gizmodo (01/26/2016), gizmodo Australia (01/27/2016)

A drone that can fly, float and dive underwater - sogo technews (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter is a drone that can fly and go underwater - interndio (01/26/2016)

This Heroic Drone Flies Underwater - Tom's Guide (01/26/2016), Yahoo! News (01/26/2016)

This is the first drone that can fly, dive, and swim - Tech Insider (01/26/2016)

This aerial drone doubles as a submersible underwater vehicle - Techspot (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter Drone Can Fly, Float And Dive Into Water - Geeky Gadgets (01/26/2016) 

A drone that can fly, float and dive underwater - engadget (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter drone flies, floats and dives underwater - New Atlas (01/25/2016)

The Loon Copter Can Fly, Float, And Dive - ubergizmo (01/25/2016)

Loon Copter Amphibious Drone Flies, Dives and Floats - WALYOU (01/25/2016)

The Loon Copter Can Float Underwater and Soar In the Sky - Trend Hunter (01/25/2016)

UAE Drones for Good Award Names Top 20 Contenders from 1K-Plus Entries - Unmanned Aerial Online (01/19/2016)

Drones for Good: Superhero UAVs Compete for $1 Million Prize - Yahoo! Tech (01/15/2016), UAV Expert News (01/17/2016)

These are the Top 20 Finalists for the Drones for Good $1M Prize, Futurism (01/13/2016)

UAE Drones for Very good Award Names Major 20 Contenders from 1K-As well as Entries… - Zerodriftmedia (01/19/2016)

20 contestants in race for UAE Drones for Good Award - UAEinteract (01/14/2016), WAM (01/13/2016), Total UAE (01/13/2016)

20 contestants in race for UAE Drones for Good Award - Drones for Good Media "Official Finalists Announcement" - (01/13/2016)


    News in Other Languages
 
不仅能上天,还能入海,海空两用的无人机你见过吗?- CHINESE - 36Kr (12/10/2016)

Loon Copter, el dron que bucea - SPANISH La Capital (11/24/2016)

فريق أردني يفوز بالمركز الأول "بطائرة غواصة" بدون طيار لخدمة الإنسان - ARABIC - Hayat Jamila (02/25/2016)

Loon Copter : le drone qui vole et peut nager en surface ou sous l’eau ! - FRENCH - Stuffi (02/14/2016)

Loon Copter: drone voor zowel boven als onder water - GERMAN - Elecktor (02/09/2016)

مشاركون: الحدث شكّل منصة متكاملة لتحفيز الابتكار والإبداع لدى الشباب في العالم - ARABIC - Emarat Alyoum  (02/07/2016)

Un drone-plongeur sacré champion humanitaire - FRENCH - Le Monde (02/07/2016)

Loon Copter: un drone que se mete al agua [video y fotos] - SPANISH Cultura Geek (02/05/2016)

Un concours de drones "utiles" - FRENCH - France Info (02/04/2016)

Loon Copter - dron z możliwością latania i pływania - POLISH - Onet Technowinki (02/03/2016)

Loon Copter: Unterwasser-Drohne kann Fliegen und Tauchen - GERMAN - Mobile Geeks (02/02/2016)

<<Loon Copter>>: Amphibien-Drohne fliegt und taucht - GERMAN - Nachrichten (02/01/2016)

Denne dronene kan kjore bade i luften og under vann - GERMAN - Bergens Tidende (02/01/2016)

Flygande undervattensdronare siktar pa miljonpris - SWEDISH - NyTeknik (02/01/2016)

De Loon Copter kan zowel onder als boven water vliegen - GERMAN - Geekly (1/31/2016)

"Loon Copter": Amphibien-Drohne fliegt und taucht - GERMAN - Innovations-Report (1/29/2016)

Loon Copter – dron, który pływa, lata i nurkuje - POLISH - Komputer Swiat (1/29/2016)

Loon Copter лети, плува и се гмурка (ВИДЕО) - BULGARIAN - Blitz (01/28/2016)

Loon Copter, il drone che va sott'acqua - ITALIAN - ADNKronos (1/28/2016)

اهد بالفيديو.. "لون كوبتر" طائرات تسبح وتطير وتغطس تحت الماء - ARABIC - Russia Today Arabic (01/27/2016)

Loon Copter : un drone amphibie capable de voler, flotter et plonger - FRENCH - Journal du Geek (01/27/2016)

Loon Copter fliegt, schwimmt und taucht - GERMAN - n-tv (01/27/2016)

"Loon Copter": Amphibien-Drohne fliegt und taucht - GERMAN - Presstext (01/27/2016)

Amphibien-Drohne fliegt und taucht - GERMAN - Computerworld (01/27/2016)

Loon Copter: Diese Drohne fliegt, schwimmt und taucht unter Wasser - GERMAN - Technologie Junkies (01/27/2016)

Loon Copter, il drone tutto fare che vola, galleggia e va sott’acqua - ITALIAN - MacityNet (1/27/2016)

В Новой Зеландии разработали коптер, способный летать, а затем нырять и плавать - RUSSIAN - Vesti.ru (1/27/2016)

فيديو: طائرة درون "Loon Copter".. يُمكنها التحليق والغطس تحت المياه! - ARABIC - Dar Alakhbar (01/26/2016)

فريق "أردني" بطائرة غواصة من أمريكا ... يشارك في نهائيات مسابقة الإمارات للطائرات بدون طيار لخدمة الإنسان - ARABIC - Ghorba Jo (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter лети, плува и се гмурка - BULGARIAN- Monitor.bg (01/26/2016)

[视频]Loon Copter:可浮在水面并能在水底拍摄的无人机 - CHINESE - cnBeta (01/26/2016)

Drone kan både flyve og dykke under vandet - DANISH - DR.dk (01/26/2016)

Drone Loon Copter kan ook onder water zwemmen - DUTCH - BNR.nl (01/26/2016) 

Experimentele drone kan vliegen en onder water zwemmen - DUTCH - NU.nl (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter vliegt als een drone, zwemt als een duikboot - DUTCH - ZDNet (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter: Diese Drohne kann auch tauchen - GERMAN - Curved (1/26/2016)

Loon Copter: Diese Drohne kann fliegen, schwimmen und tauchen - GERMAN - Trend der Zukunft (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter: Ένα αμφίβιο drone που θα σας καταπλήξει! - GREEK - Digital Life (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter: Το drone που πετά, επιπλέει και καταδύεται - GREEK - Techblog.gr (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter – Dron Yang Boleh Terbang, Terapung Dan Menyelam Di Dalam Air - INDONESIAN - amanz (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter: il drone che vola in aria, naviga in superficie e anche sott'acqua - ITALIAN - HDBlog.it (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter, il drone anfibio da aria e acqua - ITALIAN - The Digion (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter, il drone che può volare, navigare e immergersi - ITALIAN - Tomshw.it (01/26/2016)

با Loon Copter آشنا شوید؛ پهپادی که نه تنها پرواز می کند بلکه زیرآبی هم می رود [تماشا کنید - PERSIAN - Ghatreh (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter - dron który lata, pływa i nurkuje - POLISH - WP Tech (01/26/2016) 

Drone Loon Copter vira submarino - PORTUGUESE - CCM (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter: o drone que funciona debaixo de água - PORTUGUESE - Exame Informatica (01/26/2016)

Картинка дня: дрон-амфибия "летает" под водой - RUSSIAN - TUT.BY (01/26/2016)

¿Quién dijo que a los drones no les gusta el agua? Loon Copter nada y bucea - SPANISH - Xataka (01/26/2016)

Här är superdrönaren som kan flyga, flyta och simma som en fisk - SWEDISH- IDG.SE (01/26/2016)

Loon Copter โดรนพันธุ์ใหม่ บินก็ได้ ดำน้ำก็ดี - THAI - Thaiware News (01/26/2016)

Uçan, Yüzen ve Su Altına Dalan Drone: Loon Copter - TURKISH - Scroll Teknoloji (01/26/2016)

Дрон Loon Copter передвигается по воздуху, по воде и даже под водой - UKRAINIAN - ITCua (01/26/2016)

طائرة استطلاع بدون طيّار تعمل في الأوساط الجوية، على سطح الماء، وتحت سطح الماء - ARABIC - Museum of the Future (01/21/2016), Mezab (01/21/2016)

20 مرشحاً في التصفيات نصف النهائية لمسابقة «الطائرات بدون طيار - ARABIC - Imarat Alyoum (01/14/2016), Dubai Media Office (01/23/2016), Mena Herald (01/13/2016)

طائرات تغوص وتتحول إلى هـــاتف محمـول .. وحلول مبتكرة تغيّر مفاهيم التعليم - ARABIC - Albayan (01/14/2016), Mubashir (01/14/2016), 7adramout.net (01/14/2016)

/20/ مرشحاً في التصفيات نصف النهائية لمسابقة الطائرات بدون طيار - ARABIC - Arab Sun (01/13/2016)