Live from AUVSI’s Xponential 2016

May 2, 2016  - By 1 Comments

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The Geospatial Solutions and GPS World staff is reporting live from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International‘s (AUVSI’s) Xponential 2016 May 2-5 in New Orleans. The event convenes the global community of commercial and defense leaders in intelligent robotics, drones and unmanned systems.

More than 8,000 industry leaders and professionals from more than 55 countries are discussing the latest innovations in the unmanned systems market this week. Hundreds of educational sessions are providing information about the future of unmanned systems policy, regulations and technology. Also, the show’s Startup Showdown has $15,000 in cash prizes and mentorship opportunities for start-up companies.

Award-winning journalist Miles O’Brien, the science correspondent for PBS NewsHour, is hosting the event. Keynote speakers include Michael P. Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); Gen. David G. Perkins, commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command; Gur Kimchi, co-founder and vice president of Amazon Prime Air; and John Chambers, executive chairman of the board of Cisco Systems.

A panel of industry thought leaders, moderated by AUVSI’s president and CEO Brian Wynne, are discussing the future of unmanned systems: U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, chairman of the House aviation subcommittee; Frank Kelley, deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for Unmanned Systems; Marke Gibson, senior advisor for UAS integration at the FAA; and John Cavolowsky, Ph.D., director of NASA’s Airspace Systems Program.

Check back throughout the week for event updates, including news, photos, videos, tweets and more.

NEWS

Insitu and PrecisionHawk form commercial drone alliance (5/4)

FAA establishing advisory committee on UAV integration (5/4)

DJI, PrecisionHawk partner on UAV remote sensing for agriculture (5/3)

IMSAR sells UAV detect-and-avoid radar tech to Fortem (5/3)

FLIR launches radiometric thermal camera for commercial drones (5/3)

Commercial drone services could reach $8.7 billion annually by 2025 (5/2)

Quanergy announces new lidar sensor at Xponential (5/2)

Echodyne offers detect and avoid radar for small UAS (5/2)

Arcturus VTOL UAS deployed with the Mexican Navy (5/2)

SimActive releases new version of Correlator3D for photogrammetry (4/26)

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