The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is the world's largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. Serving more than 7,500 members from government organizations, industry and academia, AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing, and promoting unmanned systems and robotic technologies. AUVSI members support defense, civil and commercial sectors. 

Mission Statement
Advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community through education, advocacy and leadership.

Vision Statement
To improve humanity by enabling the global use of robotic technology in everyday lives.

AUVSI's Strategic Goals

  1. Inclusive Community – AUVSI will be an inclusive and accessible global organization encompassing the robotics/unmanned systems community.
  2. Global Focus – AUVSI will be the essential partner in the growth and reach of the global robotics/unmanned systems community.
  3. Education and Outreach - AUVSI will facilitate the expansion of robotics/unmanned systems knowledge and will promote educational opportunities.
  4. Knowledge Source – AUVSI will be the preferred robotics/unmanned systems knowledge source.
  5. Advocacy and Influence – There will be recognition of AUVSI by governments, industry and academia as a powerful advocate for robotics/unmanned systems.
  6. Member Services – AUVSI will provide value-added services to its current and potential membership.
AUVSI Branding Guidelines
AUVSI UAS Operations Code of Conduct
AUVSI UAS Privacy Statement
AUVSI's 2014 Annual Report

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AUVSI is located at the Shirlington Village in Arlington, Virginia
2700 S. Quincy Street
Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22206

Phone: +1 703 845 9671
Fax: +1 703 845 9679

AUVSI Executive Committee

Chairman of the Board: 
 John Burke, Airbus, Inc.
Executive Vice Chairman:
 Dallas Brooks, UAS One
First Vice Chairman:
 Mark Gordon, Stratom, Inc.
 Michelle Kalphat
Immediate Past Chairman:
 John Lademan, Northrop Grumman Corp.

AUVSI Directors

2013-2016 Directors

Johnathan Downey Airware
Rand LeBouvier Bluefin Robotics Corp.
Lauren McCollum Lockheed Martin Corp.
Stewart Moorehead John Deere
Stephen Newton Discovery Air Defense Services
David Place Naval Postgraduate School

2014-2017 Directors

David Agnew
Continental Automotive
Neil Hunter

Leonard Ligon
Alaska Center for UAS Integration
Paul McDuffee
Ben Miller
Mesa County Sherriff's Office
Suzy Young
University of Alabama

2015-2018 Directors

Peter Bale
Sentinel Robotic Solutions
Mark Blanks Kansas State University
Thomas Dingus Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Ben Gielow Amazon
William Irby Textron Systems
Dave Vos Google X



Brian Wynne, President & CEO
Pamela Rothaermel, Executive Assistant

Member Services and Chapters
Amy Crolius, Vice President of Member Services
Melissa Bowhay, Member Services Manager
Elton Sinoimeri, Registration & Member Services Manager
Lucy Haase, Member Services Coordinator
David Klein, Research Analyst

Advocacy and Government Relations

Tom McMahon, Vice President of Advocacy & Public Affairs
Mario Mairena, Senior Government Relations Manager
Mark A. Aitken II, Government Relations Manager
Scott Kesselman, Editorial Associate
Business Development and Sales
Mike Greeson, Senior Business Development Manager
Dave Donahoe, Account Executive (A-L)
Wes Morrison, Account Executive (M-Z)
Alex Mann, Sales Coordinator
Publications and Marketing
Brett Davis, Vice President of Publications and Marketing
Lisa Fick, Senior Production Manager
Sage Price, Senior Marketing Manager
Victoria Bottlick, Graphic Designer
Kellie Sigler, Graphic Designer
Conferences and Tradeshow Logistics
Staci Butler, Vice President of Conference and Exposition Services
Lindsay Voss, Senior Program Development Manager
Karissa Bingham, Meetings Manager
Katie Cooper, Education Associate

Bob Thomson, Senior Vice President of Operations
Karen Blonder, IT Manager
Kyle Culpepper, IT Analyst
Sammy Gerdano, IT Support Specialist
Jasmine Casteel, Accounting Manager
Maria Ross, Staff Accountant
Rosie Brown, Staff Accountant

AUVSI Foundation Staff

Daryl Davidson, Executive Director
Cheri Koch, Special Programs Coordinator
Andrea Ansell, Marketing Coordinator
Susan Nelson, Executive Director for SeaPerch


By the end of the Vietnam War, the potential for Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) technology began gaining momentum and in 1972, the National Association of Remotely Piloted Vehicles (NARPV) was created to promote and advance this rapidly growing industry.

By the late 1970's, RPV's became known as Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), but the newly recognized term "unmanned" encompassed more than just air vehicles. Growing developments in the ground, maritime and space arenas caused the organization to broaden its reach and in 1978, the NARPV expanded its focus and services to create a community that included all unmanned systems disciplines. The community became known as the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (AUVS).

Through the 80s and 90s, AUVS mirrored the fast pace of growth of the unmanned systems industry, and the demand for the organization's services began to reach globally. In 1996, AUVS adopted an international focus and became the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).

AUVSI continues as the hub of the global unmanned systems and robotics community. Through communication, education, advocacy, awareness and leadership, the organization continues to promote and support the unmanned systems and robotics industry.


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