Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center

The Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center (NAASIC) works with faculty, staff, and students at the University of Nevada, Reno to develop technology related to robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems.

The center also works with the business community in Nevada to design, deploy and evaluate new technology for the benefit of the state economy and community.

Three researchers in a dark mining tunnel, illuminated by a laptop and a flying drone

NAASIC was established in 2014 with $2.5 million in funding from the Governor's Office of Economic Development Knowledge Fund.

NAASIC is dedicated to partnering with industry to commercialize technologies in autonomous systems, including:

  • Stationary robotic systems
  • Advanced manufacturing systems
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Driverless cars
  • Underwater robots

"The collaboration with the University is an important step in Flirtey's growth by allowing us to use their facilities and test Flirteys on campus. Nevada is one of just six locations in the U.S. approved by the FAA for UAV testing, and with its close proximity to Silicon Valley, budding tech scene, and the state's strong aeronautical history, Reno is positioned to become the biggest little city in the world of UAV space." – Matt Sweeny, Flirtey


NAASIC is facilitated by the Nevada Center for Applied Research

Nevada Center for Applied Research
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 682-5203