AUVSI Free Webinars!

AUVSI Free Webinars!

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will host XPONENTIAL Virtual Sessions, a week-long webinar series offering information, insights and insider knowledge covering topics including drone delivery, public safety, connectivity, and other aspects of the unmanned systems and robotics industry. The series will take place online from Monday, May 4 to Friday, May 8, and admission to each session is complimentary for all participants.


AUVSI’s annual XPONENTIAL conference and trade show was scheduled to start in Boston on May 4. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event has been postponed. AUVSI is producing the webinar series during the week XPONENTIAL was scheduled to convene to continue to provide information on technical and business topics that are relevant to the unmanned systems industry.


Here is the schedule for the XPONENTIAL Virtual Sessions, the guest speakers and a description of their presentations:


Monday, May 4, 3:00 to 4:00 PM EDT: Digital Twins – The Future of Virtual and Mixed Reality Robotic Avatars

Peter Haas, Associate Director, Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative, Brown University

Mr. Hass will describe how Advances in Mixed and Virtual Reality control will lead to a UX revolution for avatar-based robotic teleoperation where the manipulation of digital twins will translate to manipulation of a robot – or robots – in the physical world.

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Tuesday, May 5, 3:00 to 4:00 PM EDT: Drone Delivery Supporting Public Health

Eric Gardiner and Eric Lasker, Federal Business Development, Zipline

Executives from Zipline will describe how drone delivery has evolved through the FAA UAS Integration Pilot Program and is now being adapted to help community healthcare partners respond to COVID-19 in the United States.

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Wednesday, May 6, 3:00 to 4:00 PM EDT: NASA’s Vision and Role to Enable Urban Air Mobility

Robert Pearce, Associate Administrator, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, and Brian Wynne, President and CEO, AUVSI

Mr. Pearce will review initiatives to enable small UAS operating at low altitude through a UAS Traffic Management System and large UAS operating in higher altitude airspace with definitive flight experiments to validate key standards, such as detect and avoid technology. Mr. Wynne will host a discussion with Mr. Pearce about his full vision for future aviation, including what the next 50 years has in store for commercial airline travel and Urban Air Mobility.

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Thursday, May 7, 3:00 to 4:00 PM EDT: Advancing Autonomy Through DARPA Challenge to Benefit First Responders

Dr. Timothy Chung, Program Manager, DARPA Tactical Technology Office

DARPA’s Subterranean (SubT) Challenge engages international teams to deploy autonomous systems – rolling, walking, flying, and floating – to remotely map, identify, and report on artifacts discovered along underground courses. Dr. Chung will discuss persisting challenges with robotics, how teams are succeeding in competition while advancing unmanned capabilities and how these lessons can benefit first responders.

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Friday, May 8, 2:00 to 3:00 PM EDT: Aerial Connectivity Joint Activity – Bridging the Gap Between Cellular and Aviation

Mark Davis, Technical Lead, ACJA

Mr. Davis will explore the latest roadmap for aviation and cellular communications, including how recent initiatives such as Aerial Connectivity Joint Activity (ACJA) are aimed at providing a standards framework to enable unmanned aerial cellular. ACJA is a joint activity between GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, and the Global UTM Association (GUTMA), a non-profit consortium of worldwide Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) stakeholders.

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Updated: May 6, 2020 — 10:46 am

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