Join 8,500 technologists, regulators and users across commercial and defense sectors for AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019, the largest, most comprehensive trade show for unmanned and autonomous systems. As adoption spreads and applications expand, XPONENTIAL is the one event that brings together the entire unmanned systems community to share ideas, collaborate across markets, capitalize on best practices and emerging trends and harness the power of unmanned technology for your business.

Connect the dots on cross-industry opportunities:

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Low-Speed Ground Demo

Experience automated vehicle technology up-close and personal in the Low-speed Ground Demo powered by Comet Mobility.

Special thanks to our sponsors and demonstrators:


Artisense MonarX Mobile Mapping System
Artisense provides a high-accuracy visual-inertial solution for localization and positioning in GPS-denied environments to enable navigation for autonomous vehicles and robots. In a live-demo, Artisense demonstrates real-time localization and positioning of a vehicle in a totally GPS-denied environment.



EarthSense will demonstrate their TerraSentia agricultural robot driving autonomously though rows of corn plants. TerraSentia and its machine-vision algorithms deliver a unique, highly sought-after under-canopy data-set to farmers, agronomists, and crop scientists.



Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle (AIPV)
Highway workers are routinely placed in high-risk situations. However, these workers are at especially high risk when assigned the dangerous job of driving an Impact Protection Vehicle (IPV). An IPV follows behind slow moving highway maintenance vehicles as human-driven mobile crash barriers absorbing the impact of traffic accidently entering the work zone. To eliminate this dangerous assignment, Kratos Defense developed the Autonomous IPV (AIPV) in partnership with Royal Truck & Equipment retrofitting the IPV with driverless technology enabling unmanned operation in a Leader-Follower configuration with the maintenance vehicle. The static display shows how the system enables the maintenance vehicle (Leader) to transmit navigation data via encrypted V2V link to the unmanned AIPV (Follower) which uses the data to follow behind the Leader as it travels along the road.


Pratt & Miller

Flexible Robotic Platform – Light
The autonomous system will be operated via tele-op for the purposes of the indoor demo. PME will demonstrate the platform’s agility through exercising the 4-wheel steering and responsive suspension, while highlighting the off-road mobility on uneven and rough surfaces.


Robotic Research

Paralift™ is an automated wheelchair loading and securement system providing individuals with reduced mobility vehicle ingress/egress. The Paralift™ demonstration at XPONENTIAL begins by having a wheelchair bound passenger approach the vehicle and lift area. The vehicle’s door will open and the wheelchair ramp will automatically lower as the rider approaches. The rider is given audible commands to board the ramp and position the wheelchair on the platform. Once the passenger is positioned, the ramp raises to the vehicle’s floor level and the passenger easily boards the vehicle. The passenger is then given audible commands to position the wheelchair next to the automated securement system. The securement system will positively engage the wheels of the chair. At the end of the demonstration, the passenger will exit the vehicle utilizing the automated lift.


About Comet Mobility:

Comet Mobility

Comet Mobility is a multi-faceted “future mobility” firm focused on developing and deploying technology for mobility systems, including Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) solutions. Our combined team is experienced with integrating and commercializing CAV technologies related to advanced mobility, accessibility, IoT and smart cities. We develop, demonstrate, pilot and deploy purpose-built, accessible, shared, CAVs for passenger and goods transit industries. Leveraging a wide array of enabling technologies, Comet Mobility provides vehicle platforms on which to gather data, provide new mobility choices and assist in achieving environmental and sustainability goals for cities, communities, developments, public/private campuses and resorts.