COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER | DENVER
April 30 – May 3: Educational Program | May 1 - 3: Exhibits

Select Criteria: Tracks = Counter-UAS, Cybersecurity, Defense and Government

Monday, April 30, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: 207
Unmanned systems extend operational reach, venturing farther and providing greater volumes of actionable data. Future operations require the seamless integration of unmanned vehicles across all domains. At the 2017 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX), General Dynamics Mission Systems integrated UUV and UAV capabilities through the launch and operation of  multiple... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
CAPT Terry Haid, USN (RET)
Undersea Systems Director
General Dynamics Mission Systems
Tracks:
  • Technical Session

Monday, April 30, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: 201
The MCoE is developieng Unmanned Systems concepts, desired capabilities and experimentation events to help foster, develop and promote these technologies for the warfighter. This session will detail the MCoE’s current efforts in robotics and autonomous systems....
Speaker(s)
Speaker
COL John Pirog
Director, Maneuver Battle Lab
The Maneuver Center of Excellence
Speaker
Edwin Davis
Deputy Director, Maneuver Battle Lab
The Maneuver Center of Excellence
Speaker
Keith Singleton
Chief, Unmanned Systems Team
Maneuver Battle Lab
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Monday, April 30, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: 108/110
With the fast advancement of small Drones (sUAS) across the globe, Security departments in commercial organizations are scrambling to become familiar with the threat vectors that Drones represent, as well as how to deploy this new technology as a force-multiplying asset within their environments. Learn from a panel of professionals... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Jason Cansler
Chief Operating Officer
UASidekick LLC
Panelist
Kevin Berent
Senior Program Manager
Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
Panelist
Mark Schreiber
President, Principal Consultant
Safeguards Consulting, Inc.
Panelist
Nathan Ruff
Managing Director
Coalition of UAS Professionals
Tracks:
  • Panels

Monday, April 30, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: 207
The Icefin vehicle represents a custom robotic platform design specifically targeted to the unique challenges of sub-ice deployments in Antarctica. This presentation provides an overview of the lessons learned during the vehicle redesign process, including mechanical, electrical, software, and autonomy considerations. Also presented are early results and lessons learned from... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Anthony Spears
Sr. Research Engineer
Georgia Institute of Technology
Tracks:
  • Novice
  • Technical Session

Monday, April 30, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: 207
The first combination aerial and underwater bridge inspection was successfully conducted on the Delaware Memorial Bridge Twin Spans through a collaborative effort that included the Delaware River Bay Authority (DRBA), Rutgers University-New Brunswick (RU-NB) and SubUAS LLC. This was achieved using an innovative drone that can both fly and swim.... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
F. Javier Diez
CEO SubUAS LLC
SubUAS LLC
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session

Monday, April 30, 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: 205
 GNSS such as GPS are a key part of unmanned systems. They are widely used by devices across the globe for geolocation and time synchronization. GNSS in general, and the GPS constellation in particular, are susceptible to spoofing and jamming attacks. In this paper we explain how simple and affordable it is... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Gal Cohen
VP R&D
Regulus
Speaker
Yoav Zangvil
Co-Founder & CTO
Regulus Cyber
Tracks:
  • Novice
  • Technical Session

Monday, April 30, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: 207
The Cooperative UAS and Robots for Remote EOD (CURRE) is an effort to combine existing technology from different naval domains, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Unmanned Air Systems (UAS).  This union will allow remote prosecution of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) by an Unmanned EOD Robot.  This technology could keep... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Aaron O'Toole
Robotics Engineer
Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division
Speaker
Carl Fahrner
Systems Enginner - Autonomy Initiative
U.S. Navy - NAVAIR
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Monday, April 30, 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Tuesday, May 01, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Mile High Ballroom
The Unmanned Economy As the futuristic world of unmanned systems, intelligent robotics and drones unfolds, what may once have seemed like science fiction is now becoming a reality. These technologies are changing the way we work, live and play, and they will have a significant impact on our lives in... read more...
Speaker(s)
Keynote Speaker
Brian Wynne
President and CEO
AUVSI
Keynote Speaker
Dallas Brooks
Director, Raspet Flight Research Laboratory
Mississippi State University
Keynote Speaker
David Autor
Ford Professor of Economics and Associate Head, Department of Economics
MIT
Keynote Speaker
Michael Chasen
CEO
PrecisionHawk
Keynote Host
Sara Blackmer
President
RAVE Computer
Keynote Speaker
Steven Bradbury
General Counsel
U.S. Department of Transportation
Tracks:
  • Keynotes

Tuesday, May 01, 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session

Tuesday, May 01, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: 205
A binary decision, shoot, don’t shoot. Stop, go. Left, Right, Faster, Slower. Up, down. Kill, don’t kill. These are the binary decisions that our sensors and platforms enable on a daily basis. Ultimately, regardless of tech specs, innovation and science, our end users need us to enable the binary decision... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Tim Sheehy
CEO
Ascent Vision Technologies
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Tuesday, May 01, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Tuesday, May 01, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Tuesday, May 01, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: 205
Countering Autonomous Systems using Machine Learning Small, low-flying, difficult to detect, and anonymous, malicious actors such as terrorists, militants, and criminals are increasingly using hobbyist drones for nefarious acts. This session presents a software defined machine learning platform called Mimir. Designed to detect, characterize, and manage drone threats blindly; e.g.... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Robi Sen
CTO
Department 13 Inc
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session

Tuesday, May 01, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: 405/406
The ocean covers more than seventy percent of our planet’s surface, yet much of it is unexplored. Autonomous technology is pushing into this “new frontier” and developing at a breakneck speed.  Over the next decade, sea-based autonomous technologies will transform the defense industry, the shipping and transportation industry, and the... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Don Jagoe
Senior Director, Business Development
Liquid Robotics
Panelist
Michael Johnson
CEO
Sea Machines Robotics
Panelist
Thiru Vikram
CEO
Buffalo Automation
Panelist
Wayne Prender
VP
Textron Systems
Moderator
Laura Hill
Attorney
Perkins Coie
Tracks:
  • Panels

Tuesday, May 01, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
The session will portray DoD UAS acquisition with reference to total DoD aircraft acquisition through the current budget.  It will also highlight significant UAS RDT&E programs of note that fall outside major Programs of Record.  For commercial UAS, the session will examine the current business ecosystem servicing this market as... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Ron Stearns
Business Development, Robotics and Unmanned Systems
Tracks:
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: 303
This session will discuss several policy and technology issues relating to UAS remote identification and tracking. Remote ID solutions promise to enhance safety and security by providing an accountability mechanism and allowing authorities to discriminate between friend and foe. Public policy implementing such technologies should consider a balance of interests... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Brendan Schulman
Vice President of Policy & Legal Affairs
SZ DJI Technology Co. Ltd.
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Wednesday, May 02, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Mile High Ballroom
The Unmanned Lifestyle The age of AI, digital connectivity, automation and intelligent machines has arrived. Even though the “Jetson lifestyle” isn’t upon us just yet, technology advancements have drastically changed our lives in just a few short years. Our Wednesday keynotes will continue to build on the ideas and concepts presented... read more...
Speaker(s)
Keynote Speaker
Eduardo Martinez
President
UPS Foundation
Keynote Host
Sara Blackmer
President
RAVE Computer
Keynote Speaker
Stephanie Hill
Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Business Development
Lockheed Martin
Keynote Speaker
Zeynep Tufekci
Associate Professor at the School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina
Tracks:
  • Keynotes

Wednesday, May 02, 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
The need exists to push full motion video (FMV) with correct and accurate metadata to the very lowest levels including the dismounted warfighter. Available communication bandwidth at these levels is often low with intermittent quality of service. Current video processing approaches can only compress high quality video to about 0.5-1%... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Angel Texidor Jr
Senior Systems Engineer
SRI International
Speaker
Arkady Kopansky
Research Scientist
SRI International Sarnoff
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session

Wednesday, May 02, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday, May 02, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: 207
Leidos has worked with the U.S. DARPA and the U.S. ONR on DARPA’s ACTUV program to design and build Sea Hunter, the technology demonstration vehicle that ONR is further developing through the Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vessel (MDUSV) program. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the program and... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Bob Touchton
Chief Autonomy Scientist
Leidos
Tracks:
  • Technical Session

Wednesday, May 02, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: 207
The current state of the unmanned vehicles industry can be best summarized by the domain that they operate in: underwater (UUV/AUV), on the surface (USV/ASV), or in the air (UAV). However, we present a potential scenario of collaborating vehicles from all domains and the potential impact to the community that... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Vitad Pradith
Technical Sales Manager, Oceanscience
Teledyne Marine
Tracks:
  • Technical Session

Wednesday, May 02, 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
As commercial UAS technology advances, the Air Force is focused on creating approaches to leverage this for USAF needs.  Both AFRL and AFwerX, a new USAF entity, have created organizational interfaces and physical spaces to engage small and non-traditional business.  AFRL and AFwerX have partnered in an experiment using a... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Reid Melville
Strategy Lead, Unmanned Air Systems
AFRL
Tracks:
  • Starting Point Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: 207
Subterranean environments remain, in many ways, a hidden domain in spite of being broadly relevant across a range of military and civilian applications. The challenges presented by subterranean environments can vary drastically across subdomains, which can include human-made tunnel systems, urban and municipal underground infrastructure, and natural cave networks. Even under... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
David Snyder
Principal Engineer
NIOSH Office of Mine Safety and Health Research
Panelist
Kevin Hecht
Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge
Nogales Station-Tucson Sector, U.S. Border Patrol
Panelist
Robert Hastie
Chief of the Advanced Research Division and Senior Technical Advisor
Counter WMD Technologies Department, DTRA
Moderator
Jim Pippine
President
Golden Knight Technologies
Tracks:
  • Panels

Wednesday, May 02, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: 203
With the commercial introduction of Neptec Technologies’ third generation of innovative LiDAR scanners, advances in detection technologies and 3D processing have resulted in a viable alternative to traditional sensors for security applications. This paper presents the results of early evaluations of the OPAL Performance Series 3D LiDAR against aerial and... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Philip Church
Chief Technology Officer
Neptec Technologies Corp.
Tracks:
  • Expert
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Thursday, May 03, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Mile High Ballroom
Unmanned for Good In the wake of multiple hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters last year, unmanned systems across all domains became widely recognized as the future of disaster relief. From search and rescue to humanitarian missions, unmanned technologies were utilized around the world providing aid to those who needed... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mike Morgan
Director
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control
Panelist
Robin Murphy
Professor
Texas A&M University
Panelist
Tom Madigan
Commander
Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Moderator
Charles Werner
Chair
National Council on Public Safety UAS
Keynote Speaker
Chris Hernandez
Sector Vice President, Research, Technology & Engineering
Northrop Grumman
Keynote Speaker
Governor John Hickenlooper
Colorado
Keynote Speaker
Michael Perry
Managing Director of North America
DJI
Keynote Host
Sara Blackmer
President
RAVE Computer
Tracks:
  • Keynotes

Thursday, May 03, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: 301/302
Safe beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations are the next step for the UAS industry. This session will discuss the technology advancements being made by leading companies in the space, and how their work could help open up the airspace and the industry to limiltless opportunity....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Kevin Gallagher
President and CEO
Simulyze
Panelist
Paul Rigby
CEO
ConsortiQ
Panelist
Ran Krauss
CEO & Co-founder
Airobotics, Ltd.
Moderator
Joe Morra
Manager, Safety and Integration Division
Federal Aviation Administration UAS Integration Office
Tracks:
  • Panels

Thursday, May 03, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems and Robotics Database is the largest comprehensive and searchable database of unmanned vehicles operating in the air, ground and maritime domains.  The database includes platforms spanning the civil, commercial and military markets with new information added daily.  Whether you are an operator searching for the platform that... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
David Klein
Research Analyst
AUVSI
Tracks:
  • Starting Point Theater

Thursday, May 03, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: 203
The Warfighter Readiness Research Division at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) focuses on providing Warfighters with the opportunity to train as a collaborative team before executing real-world missions. The lab conducted a series of Networked Integrated Tactical Exercises (NITE) to establish a baseline for adaptive individual and team-of-teams training... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Leah Rowe
Research Psychologist and Science & Technology Advisor
AFRL
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session