Research Institute for Autonomous Systems
A global leader in unmanned and autonomous systems research, application and policy development, we provide solutions to present and future challenges.
The UND Research Institute for Autonomous Systems (RIAS) is built upon the core University of North Dakota values of community, lifelong learning, and discovery. With a well-articulated plan, expertise across a broad set of disciplines, and an organized, committed team, we continue to RIAS to the challenge of providing autonomous technologies and policies that serve society.
Our Mission is Simple
Create new autonomous systems through multidisciplinary research and lead development of world-changing autonomous policies, with the goal of driving a vibrant, diverse and sustainable economy consistent with ethical and legal standards.
UND is driving world-changing developments in UAS and other autonomous systems.
2019 Collegiate Drone Racing Championship Highlights
The University of North Dakota hosted the 2019 Collegiate Drone Racing Championship (CDRC). UAS pilots from across the nation traveled to Grand Forks, N.D., to test their skills and determine the fastest pilot in the nation. This was the first year UND has hosted the CDRC.