Laboratory space

The ASCL consists of laboratory and office space in Whittemore Hall and Randolph Hall. We have access to machine tools, a 3D printer, and all of the electro/mechanical test and fabrication equipment necessary to fabricate, test, and deploy advanced autonomous vehicles.


Field work is accomplished using the lab's 19ft Carolina Skiff and 25.5ft Maycraft Pilothouse. Locally, we work at Claytor Lake, a 4,500 acre hydroelectric empoundment of the New River in Southwest Virginia. We also travel to the Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico to fully exercise our autonomous vehicle systems.