The Cluster for Unmanned Vehicles and Robotics (CUVR) is a grass-roots, member-driven, Technology Based Economic Development Organization (TB/EDO) focusing on the unmanned vehicles and robotics markets.
CUVR supports all forms of locomotion including ground, air and marine vehicles coupled with a broad spectrum of robotic initiatives including medical, military, personal, industrial and consumer applications. Working closely with industry, CUVR provides its members with well-defined integrated business opportunities that meet an existing economic demand. CUVR works with colleges and universities, individuals, industry and other regional Technology Based Economic Development Organizations (TB/EDO) for transitioning commercial products that are identified, designed, prototyped, engineered, produced, marketed and sold by member companies. CUVR supports economic growth by seeking out existing targeted research, supporting new company formation in the region, endorsing corporate growth and fostering technology specific start-ups. Funding comes from individual and corporate memberships, public federal, state and local programs, and private and corporate organizations support. CUVR champions efforts directed towards academic networking and K-12 education focusing on current STEM activities. In the future, CUVR will provide, Permanent and Traveling Exhibits, Training, Entrepreneurship Support and Advocacy for its members.
A major effort undertaken by CUVR coincides with the FAA’s interpretation and allocation of UAS flights in unrestricted National Air Space (NAS) with a goal to provide a flight corridor capable of supporting extensive unmanned flights within a region.