As an association of businesses, institutions and individuals with a common interest in unmanned systems technology, we exist to advance that shared interest through advocacy, education and market growth. Our work fosters the technical and commercial success of our members and contributes to the societal benefits of safe, accessible and affordable advanced technology—in the air, on the ground, on the sea and underwater.


Remote Pilots Council
The AUVSI Remote Pilots Council provides a forum for remote pilots to engage directly with one another and the FAA. The Remote Pilots Council seeks to provide feedback on real-world operations, better understand the FAA waiver process and offer suggestions for increased efficiency, discuss operational challenges and potential solutions from within the industry, and prioritize needs for additional regulation. The council meets at the local and regional level in coordination with AUVSI chapters.

AUVSI Chapters
AUVSI chapters enable members to connect with their local unmanned systems community throughout the year, providing a variety of networking and educational opportunities at a local and regional level across the U.S. and around the world. Chapters are volunteer led and memberships reflect the diversity of the broader AUVSI network, including industry professionals, academics and government officials. Many chapters are also involved in advocating for the industry at the state and local government levels.


AUVSI’s eBrief
Delivered to your inbox every week, AUVSI’s eBrief is an electronic newsletter that provides the latest global developments, critical industry intelligence, technology trends and industry announcements.

Daily Ebrief

Daily eBrief
Delivered by email every weekday, the Daily eBrief is a round-up of the latest news stories in the unmanned systems and robotics industry to provide near-real-time insights on market trends.

Know Before You Fly

Know Before You Fly
Educating prospective users on the safe and responsible operation of UAS, Know Before You Fly was founded in partnership with AUVSI and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and is supported by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Information covers both recreational and commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems and is distributed through the channels of over 100 partner organizations.

AUVSI’s Career Center
Find the talent you’re looking for in the unmanned systems and robotics industry or a position to take you to the next step in your career.

State Legislation Map
This interactive map provides detailed information about unmanned systems legislation in your state and around the U.S. This robust tool allows you to search for active legislation, view the history of bills in your state, keep tabs on UAS or autonomous vehicle legislation, and track the current legislative landscape across the entire United States.

AUVSI Reports
AUVSI provides in-depth reports on issues facing the unmanned systems and robotics industry, including our Commercial UAS Exemptions Interactive Report and The Economic Impact of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the United States.

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Unmanned Systems—Defense. Protection. Security.
Unmanned Systems—Defense. Protection. Security. is the most comprehensive government-focused event within the unmanned systems industry—bringing together defense leaders, government decision makers and technology experts responsible for unmanned systems, intelligent robotics and components to discover what’s next.

This premier event unites the largest global community of drone, intelligent robotics and unmanned systems leaders to shape the future of the industry. Featuring the largest and most comprehensive trade show, this event is the spot to learn from daily keynotes with tech visionaries and 200+ world-class sessions as well as connect with 8,500+ industry pros and business experts from 20+ industries.

Automated Vehicles Symposium
The Automated Vehicles Symposium convenes industry, government, and academia from around the world to address complex technology, operations, and policy issues. 1,500 thought leaders meet over 3 days to move us toward safe, automated mobility. The symposium is produced in partnership with the Transportation Research Board (TRB).


AUVSI Webinars
AUVSI’s webinar series brings important industry updates and innovations right to your desk. These programs address the issues that matter most to the industry including regulations, use cases and emerging topics such as counter UAS technology and autonomous vehicles.

AUVSI Foundation

AUVSI Foundation
The AUVSI Foundation, RoboNation, hosts and sponsors five different annual competitions to challenge students to design, build and deploy air, ground and maritime autonomous unmanned systems. RoboNation is a separate tax-exempt, 501(c)3 public charity that provides students with hands-on robotics activities designed to fuel and sustain their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).