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Future Robotics Forum

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Dates: October  19, 20 & 21.
Location: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) 


10/19 – Wednesday

STEM Benefit Dinner – 5:00-8:00 Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), Portland, Oregon.

  • Introduction – AUVSI Cascade Tom/Brian
  • Keynote – Ryan Harman President & CEO Insitu Inc. – Topic TBD
  • Student Presentations from EASA & Others – TBD
  • “STEM team quickly iterates and speeds up Marine ROV design with 3D printing” - Ed Israel/Students
  • Soar Oregon - Sponsor
  • Others TBD

10/20 – Thursday

Future Robotics Forum – 8:00 Registration – OMSI

  • Future Technology And Where Automation Is Taking The Future Of Transportation. TBA, Director of Future Technology Infotainment, Electronic & Software Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover
  • New Regulations Effecting Unmanned Systems Operation in The Northwest. Michael DeMent-Myers, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ANM 220 NextGen Branch
  • Designing and Operating an Extreme Weather Unmanned Aerial System - Pete Carroll, UAS Flight Operations, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, ARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurement) Aerial Facility
  • Soar Oregon – Operational Updates for Test Ranges in Oregon, and Soar Startup Grant program update
  • RoboFlight Academy – Hands-on STEM Pushing the Envelope in the Gorge. David B. Laning, PhD, PE, MBA, Principal Engineer, Insitu Inc.
  • Robotics Automation Control - Software Technology Group – Jay Abramovitz, President & Majority Owner
  • Robotic Prosthetics – A STEM activity
  • Oregon State University – Unmanned Systems Department Update - Mark Peters

10/21 – Friday

Startup Workshop & Mapping Workshop – 8:00 – 12:00 - OMSI

  • Workshop 1: Drone Startup
  • Workshop 2: Mapping with Drones 

Hotel Options

DoubleTree Portland: Newly renovated hotel also in the Lloyd District, and close to the streetcar/Max lines. 
Hotel Eastlund: This is a brand new, boutique hotel that is in the Lloyd District, and is right on the Streetcar line.  
Hotel Monaco: Fun, family (and pet-friendly) hotel located in the middle of downtown.  They also have a great restaurant located onsite.  

Paramount Hotel: Located downtown, right next to Director Park and close Pioneer Square. This hotel is smaller, but has a great atmosphere, and is very close to the Max/Streetcar lines.  

University Place Hotel: Reasonable rates close to Max line.

AUVSI needs Sponsors & Presenters!

Draped Tables (per table/all 3 days) $300 (A limited number of tables with one chair will be made available to Cascade Chapter Members only.)

Sponsorship Options for the Fall:

  • Event Sponsorship $5,000
  • STEM Benefit Sponsorship $2.500
  • Workshop Sponsorship $1.500
  • Coffee Breaks (per break) $1,000
  • Lunchtime Sponsor Highlight $1,500 (sponsor gets 10 minutes on the stage to talk about his/her company.)
  • Vendor Social Hour Sponsor $2,500 (Social Hour sponsors get 100% of highlight outside of vendor tables.)
  • Room Sponsorship $2,500
 Contact Joe Gibbs to get involved!

About the Chapter

The Cascade Chapter is the branch of AUVSI representing the states of Oregon and Washington, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest region of the United States.  Established in 2009, the group has rapidly grown as additional Unmanned Systems professionals learn about the benefits of membership.

The Cascade Chapter supports the objectives of AUVSI: It aims to...

  • Provide an organization for individuals who have a common interest in Unmanned Vehicle Systems and who wish to foster and expand the domain of Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  • Advance the technology
  • Exchange ideas and information in the field of Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  • Recognize advances and contributions
  • Promote the education of the membership and general public in the field of Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  • Document the history of Unmanned Vehicle Systems

The Cascade Chapter currently hosts meetings two times per year, alternating locations between the Seattle and Portland metropolitan areas.  Recently, the group formed committees to address specific areas of interests.  These include programming, membership, finance, government and media relations, and education initiatives.




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