Welcome to AUVSI's Webinar Series archive. In order to view a paid webinar, you must have attended or purchased access to the webinar.
To Mars and Beyond: A Look at NASA’s Robot Initiatives - FREE for Members
NASA has been making great strides with the Curiosity Rover on Mars, but they have a number of other robot projects in the works. This webinar will provide an update on NASA’s current ground robot programs, recent successes with Curiosity, and future plans to incorporate more robotic systems in space and here on Earth.
Speaker: Joseph Parrish, Deputy Manager, Advanced Studies Office, Mars Exploration Directorate - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Intelligent Persistent Surveillance: A Look at Today’s Technologies and Future Trends - FREE
Sensor systems capable of providing persistent surveillance continue to be in high demand by the U.S. DoD. During this dynamic presentation, Dr. John Marion will present on the current state of persistent surveillance sensors and technology trends likely to emerge in the future.
Speaker Bio: Dr. John Marion is Director of Logos Technologies, Inc.’s Persistent Surveillance Division leading ISR development and deployment for Army, Air Force and the Intelligence Community. Dr. Marion has lead the team that developed and deployed the Constant Hawk payload for Iraq and Afghanistan and numerous advanced technologies for the IC including Top Cover, Blue Grass, Blue Devil, Empire Challenge and Trident Spectre. Prior to his position with Logo Technologies he was the program leader for the Sonoma Persistent Surveillance Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, demonstrating prototypical flight hardware and image processing capability for broad-area persistent surveillance.
Ensuring Compliance with DO-178b/C for the Design and Development of UAVs - FREE
Software development, verification, validation, and especially certification of unmanned aircraft systems will be the major costs and risks to be encountered. UAVs are VERY similar to commercial aircraft which require DO-178 compliance. Complex avionics, complex integration, COTS, pilot (external), landing/take-offs, commercial airspace, tools qualifications , re-use, etc. make compliance a necessity. Increased software size and complexity for aircraft systems renders the task of certifying them significantly more challenging and costly, particularly for smaller UAVs.
Tony Baghai, vice president, Atego HighRely
Unmanned Maritime Systems in the Oil and Gas industry - FREE
Unmanned maritime systems are growing in popularity with the offshore oil and gas industry for inspection, exploration and environmental monitoring. During this webinar, you will hear from unmanned systems industry experts currently working with the oil and gas industry to deliver some of the most technologically advanced systems ever used for offshore applications. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn how unmanned systems are being used by the oil and gas industry and future opportunities in the emerging marketplace.
Mr. Suneil Thomas, vice president, Strategic Partnerships, Liquid Robotics
Mr. Edison Hudson, robotics expert, inventor, and business developer
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Civilian Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – The Flight Path From Legislation to Reality - FREE
This panel includes speakers from AUVSI, FAA, Rockwell Collins, and Crowell & Moring. The PowerPoint slides and questions and answers were focused on the implementation of current legislation, anticipating proposed rulemaking, potential civil UAS applications, the UAS market, and the legal issues surrounding UAS integration into the airspace, including privacy concerns.
Dealing with Sensor Bandwidth in the New Battlefield - FREE
The prevalence of unmanned systems equipped with sophisticated payloads in the battlefield coupled with an insatiable demand for full motion video has greatly reduced one of the military’s most important and finite resources – bandwidth. The shortage of this important asset continues to create challenges for soldiers in the field. During this 60 minute live webinar you will hear from 3 experts.
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NextGen and the Impact on UAS Airspace Integration - FREE
Have you been wondering how the Next Generation Air Transportation System will impact UAS operations in the NAS? This free pre-recorded webinar is your chance to hear the latest NextGen updates and participate in a discussion on how UAS will fit into the system.
AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2012 Privacy Panel Preview
Privacy implications surrounding the domestic operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) continue to be a heated and complicated topic directly impacting the unmanned systems community. AUVSI is at the helm of this important issue, and at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2012 this August, experts will explore the issue in detail during an educational session "Getting in Front of the Issue: A Discussion on Unmanned Systems and Privacy."
Mr. John Villasenor, Brookings Institution, and Mr. Matthew Henshon, Henshon Parker LLP, will discuss the privacy and public acceptance questions that arise from the integration of UAS into the national airspace. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn more about the privacy issue so you're prepared to continue the conversation with us in Las Vegas this August!
Fielding Robotics in Agriculture
Unmanned systems on the farm give "fielding or failing" a whole new meaning. Who's ahead of the automation curve, and what does it mean for the industry? Find out at AUVSI's June webinar:
Stewart Moorehead, robotics engineer at John Deere's Intelligent Mobile Equipment Division, and John Palacio, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Tetracam, will discuss the latest developments in unmanned air and ground technology on the farm. They will also be available to answer your questions about the future of autonomy in agriculture.
Driverless Car Summit Preview - FREE
Are you one of the one in five drivers revved up about driverless cars? Want to learn more before Driverless Car Summit 2012? Then listen to this FREE webinar:
Chuck Thorpe from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Steven Shladover from California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology will discuss the latest progress in autonomous car technology and answer your questions about the future of driverless cars. It's an event you won't want to miss!
Bottom Line: Investing in Unmanned Systems
This webinar will cover investing in air, ground and maritime systems. Derrick Maple, IHS Jane's, will discuss trends in military and civil markets and what they mean for your bottom line. Derrick is the principal analyst for IHS Industry Research & Analysis, Aerospace & Defense, and is responsible for all three of IHS Jane's unmanned systems market forecasts.
The Latest on Unmanned Airships
AUVSI brings its content from Unmanned Systems North America to your desktop. Learn from an expert at Lockheed Martin about developing trends and technologies in the unmanned airship world. As a bonus, all webinar registrants will receive all the contents papers from the AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2010 Airships presentation.
You’ll walk away from this dynamic, multimedia webinar with a better understanding of the future of unmanned airships and what it means for the industry.
Safe Skies: SMS and its Impact on the Industry
Before UAVs can take flight, they must first take on new safety features. That’s where Safety Management Systems (SMS) come in. SMS are data-driven safety systems that the FAA will soon REQUIRE for all UAS trying to operate in the national airspace. Learn from Steven Cowell of SRC Aviation, an expert on SMS, how the systems work for your UAV and for your company. Stay in the know of the FAA’s new requirements. Get a preview of what is sure to be a hot topic at this year’s Unmanned Systems North America conference.
Mr. Cowell is a knowledgeable, seasoned aviation professional with significant aircraft operational, certification and safety experience. He has in depth understanding of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and was a key member of the FAA Airport Divisions SMS development consulting team. Steve serves as a member of the RTCA committee assisting in criterion development for UAS airspace certification and integration.
What You Didn't Know About Unmanned Systems - FREE
Participants at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International convention talked about the various uses of remote operated technology, including in Japan following its tsunami and earthquake, and after BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They also responded to questions from the audience.
Manufacturing the Future: A Look at the National Robotics Initiative - FREE
In June 2011, President Obama announced the National Robotics Initiative to develop robotic technology for use in the civil and commercial sector.
The National Institutes of Health, NASA, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Agriculture put money toward funding large and small-scale development projects. Chuck Thorpe, assistant director for Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics in the Office of Science and Technology, will explain what the NRI means for the unmanned systems and robotics community and how to apply for NRI funding. This is your opportunity to learn more about the role OSTP plays in promoting the robotics industry.
Keeping U.S. Competitive: Unmanned Systems and ITAR Compliance
Export compliance for unmanned systems is a hotly contested issue with big consequences for keeping America competitive in global wars and global markets. Flory B. Ellis , Director of Export Management at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Sector, will share her expertise on this important issue.
Ms. Ellis is currently Director, Export Management for the Aerospace Systems Sector at Northrop Grumman, which includes Unmanned Systems, Fighter Aircrafts (F-35, F-18), Battle Management Aircrafts (E-2, JSTARS) and Space Systems. She is responsible for ensuring the synthesis of export compliance strategies with business strategies and maintaining and enhancing the continuing integrity of the export management program at Northrop Grumman. She also serves as an Empowered Official and subject matter expert. Ms. Ellis collaborates with members of the global world trade economy and often works daily with both U.S. and foreign government agencies in the successful execution of worldwide business goals and military and defense initiatives.
UAVs Take to the Sky for Law Enforcement
Hear from end users in law enforcement how they worked with the Federal Aviation Administration to get UAVs up in the air, and what this new technology means for the force. Lt. Chad Gann, Arlington Texas Police Department, discusses how his team used an unmanned helicopter for the first time in the U.S. in a densely populated area. Chief Donald L. Shinnamon, Sr. (Retired) lends his expertise as a former police chief and aviation consultant on how UAVs help law enforcement protect and serve. More speakers to be announced soon.