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That's why AUVSI XPONENTIAL offers opportunities to build and problem-solve with experts across markets and domains, so you can discover inspiration in the unexpected.
With the expansion of autonomy and artificial intelligence across domains, there is an increasing need for systems that are reliable, predictable, and secure. In support of this mission and pursuit of assured autonomy, the XPONENTIAL 2021 program tracks address research and developments pertaining to the technology, policy and regulatory environment, and the system into which these technologies will integrate.
The Big Picture: Ecosystem Integration
Advanced technologies should have a constructive and ethical influence on society, and the integration of these systems into a complex environment requires the deliberate pursuit of public acceptance and trust. Take a deep dive into critical considerations such as human-machine teaming, safety, noise, certification, ethics, human factors, modeling & simulation.
It Techs a Village: Platforms, Hardware, and Software
The components that enable unmanned and automated systems to function appropriately must be designed to perform in such a way that they are deemed safe and dependable. This requires that each component and system be tested, evaluated, and safeguarded against attack. Explore how sensors, software, vehicles, propulsion systems and more improve current and future operations.
The Unmanned Behind the Curtain: Technology & Autonomous Infrastructure
Advancements in technology and infrastructure are required in the progression to assured autonomy. Therefore, there will be an ever-increasing emphasis on the physical and intelligent infrastructure supporting autonomous systems. Sessions in this track will feature panel discussions, presentations, and roundtables on the topics of edge computing, modeling & simulation, R&D, communication technology, AI/ML, blockchain, Big Data, cybersecurity, and other key concepts that will lead to the safe integration of autonomous vehicles into a complex environment.
Laws & Orders: Policy & Governance
To ensure the safe operation of unmanned and automated systems, industry must engage with leaders influencing the regulations, policies, and standards. This track will feature expert panels discussing certification, data privacy, public acceptance and trust, cybersecurity, AI, regulatory updates, global harmonization, and more. These conversations will accelerate deployment and adoption of unmanned and automated technology across domains.
On Your Market, Get Set, Go: Go to Market Strategies
What does it take to develop an action plan that will become a blueprint for success in the unmanned systems industry? Sessions in this track will help individuals and organizations plot a clear direction forward, reducing time to market and increasing their chances of a successful product launch. Join us to discover steps towards implementation, increasing customer value, and the business behind new technologies.
DRONERESPONDERS: Global Public Safety UAS Summit
The DRONERESPONDERS Global Public Safety UAS Summit will unite first responders and emergency services professionals who are using drones for good in their communities.
First, hear from trailblazers who will present the latest research findings and data surrounding public safety uses of drones. Then, participate in a set of immersive learning workshops where you will interact with UAS program leaders and operators representing the gamut of public safety disciplines. Finally, connect directly with the speakers and the DRONERESPONDERS team to grow your network and share your experiences.
Proving Grounds: Enterprise + Government Solutions
As technologies, industry, and regulations continue to evolve, unmanned systems are already solving real-world problems. Connect directly with solutions providers that can meet your current challenges with their commercially available technologies and services. This track is both educational and promotional, with the emphasis placed on learning from case studies. Expect to see how specific issues were overcome with an innovative unmanned system, how that user integrated with their operations, and the insights and benefits that resulted.