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Welcome to your XPONENTIAL Exhibitor Console!

The Exhibitor Console is your XPONENTIAL hub for all the information you need to know – from deadlines to promotional items - in one convenient location.

Important Dates and Information

Virtual Platform Launch

Note: only registered attendees can access the virtual platform and virtual booth. 

September 28, 2020

Virtual Platform Coffee Talk

  • Zoom Link 
  • Meeting ID: 865 9877 2303
  • Passcode: 447699
  • Phone: +1 301 715 8592

October 1, 2020

1:00pm EST

XPONENTIAL 2021 Rebook

Rebook will take place during XPONENTIAL 2020. You will receive an email by Thursday, October 5 with your rebook time. This will be the time that you can log into the system and select your physical booth location for XPONENTIAL 2021 scheduled for Atlanta May 3-6.

October 7-8, 2020

Use our Promotional Toolkit to share your participation at XPONENTIAL and give your customers a discounted registration with code EXHOFFXPO20!

Select Criteria: Tracks = Tech Trek

Tuesday, October 06, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Session Number:2047
Interacting with and manipulating objects is a complex task facing many autonomous systems. This paper discusses the use of soft robotic end effectors coupled with gecko-inspired mechanical adhesives as a low-cost, robust solution to this problem. The soft gripper actuates using a series of internal chambers and a working fluid,... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Jamie Barnes
Research Assistant
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Tuesday, October 06, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Session Number:2052
Machine Learning has made tremendous strides in the past decade, showing promise in many areas of active research, as well as pragmatic application in a variety of industries, and even finance. In particular, deep neural networks (DNNs) have been shown to perform extremely well in a variety of computer vision... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Jeff Druce
Senior Scientist
Charles River Analytics
Tracks:
  • Technical Session

Tuesday, October 06, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Session Number:2054
This talk will focus on the recent advances of active flow control in improving the aerodynamic performance of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aerodynamics, with the goal of extending the endurance and range of large unmanned aerial vehicles. Recent journal articles by the author, Dr. Victor Maldonado (e.g. Maldonado and Gupta, 2019),... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Victor Maldonado
Associate Professor
Texas Tech University
Tracks:
  • Technical Session

Tuesday, October 06, 1:50 PM - 2:35 PM

  • Session Number:2063
Autorouting is a decades-old well-known technique for finding paths through obstructed environments such as printed circuit boards or GPS routes. Most autorouters to date have been, for all practical purposes, two-dimensional. In the low altitude 3D airspace of urban environments, the complexity of the airspace obstructions is much higher.  While... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
David Russell
CTO
Airio.io
Tracks:
  • Technical Session

Wednesday, October 07, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Session Number:2056
Fuel cell-powered multi-rotors provide 3x flight time (90 minutes or more) over comparable platforms powered by lithium batteries and are seeing widespread interest within the commercial drone industry. In support of the growing curiosity, the fuel cell community has focused on educating potential users on fuel cell performance capability, operational... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Jim Sisco
Principal Engineer
Ballard Unmanned Systems, Inc.
Tracks:
  • Technical Session

Wednesday, October 07, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Session Number:2059
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Technical Session

Wednesday, October 07, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Session Number:2061
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Technical Session
  • Session Number:2062
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Technical Session

Wednesday, October 07, 1:50 PM - 2:35 PM

  • Session Number:2057
As unmanned systems and robotics platforms continue to mature, offering more and more capabilities, selecting an appropriate solution to meet a specific set of needs is not an easy decision. Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs and Stratom, Inc. have developed a robust, repeatable process that can be customized to a particular... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Kyle Snyder
DHS Robotics Program Manager
Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs
Tracks:
  • Technical Session

Wednesday, October 07, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Session Number:2160
The SAE Autonomy  Sub-Committee is currently focusing on the applicability of existing standards, and guidance needed to support, development assurance and system safety practices to Unmanned Aircraft Systems for both developers and regulators.  The panel will discuss what Standards the UAS community needs, what is being done and where the... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Cory Laflin
Engineering Specialist
Textron Aviation
Panelist
Mark Roboff
General Manager
Digital Transformation, Aerospace & Defense - DXC Technology
Panelist
Michael Kass
Senior Research Staff
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Panelist
Robert Voros
Manager of Engineering Processes
Textron Aviation Inc.
Panelist
Steven Beland
Associate Technical Fellow, Flight Controls & System Safety
Boeing
Tracks:
  • Technical Session

Thursday, October 08, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Session Number:2039
Speaker(s)
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  • Technical Session
  • Session Number:2064
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  • Technical Session
  • Session Number:2040
Speaker(s)
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  • Technical Session

Thursday, October 08, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Session Number:2041
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Technical Session
  • Session Number:2042
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Technical Session

Thursday, October 08, 1:50 PM - 2:35 PM

  • Session Number:2044
Over the past decades, developments in the aviation industry have led to a growing number of aerial platforms and considerable traffic across the globe. This increase has been augmented by the recent advances in the field of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) positioning that had... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Iraj Mantegh
Technology Lead, Senior Research Officer
National Research Council Canada
Tracks:
  • Technical Session

Thursday, October 08, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Session Number:2046
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Technology Directorate and the ASTM International Committee E54 on Homeland Security Applications, are developing standard tests for measuring the performance of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) as well as the proficiency of sUAS... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Kamel Saidi
Robotics Engineer
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Tracks:
  • Technical Session
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