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May 8 – 11, 2023
Colorado Convention Center
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Robotics for Conservation

  • Room: S220B
  • Session Number:XPO22-WK04
Thursday, April 28, 2022: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Session Speaker
Gennaro Notomista
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Waterloo
Session Speaker
Jeffrey Rodny
Charles River Analytics
Session Speaker
Julie Angus
CEO and Co-founder
Open Ocean Robotics
Session Speaker
Justin Manley
Managing Director
Just Innovation Inc.
Session Speaker
Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., USN Ret.
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy Administrator
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Conservation efforts on land and at sea are generating numerous use cases for robotic technologies. Whether it’s a personal interest or you see the market potential in conservation efforts, this workshop will help attendees understand the unique challenges and opportunities that new technologies bring to contributing positively to our planet. Hear from leaders driving various conservation projects to see how they are overcoming challenges and how uncrewed technology is making their projects possible.

Workshop Agenda:

  • Welcome
    • Justin Manley - Just Innovation, Inc
  • Keynote Presentation 
    • Tim Gallaudet - “From the Space Age to the Ocean Age” 
  • Domain Specific Presentations
    • Air
      • Jeff Rodny - “Autonomous Aerial Pinniped Detection and Characterization for Natural Resource Management with Beyond Line of Sight Aircraft”
    • Ground
      • Gennaro Notomista - Slothbot
    • Maritime
      • Julie Angus - Open Ocean Robotics
  • Closing Discussion
    • Justin Manley will highlight the challenges/opportunities in robotics for conservation and moderate a discussion including the audience and all speakers.

Workshop Learning Objectives:

This Workshop will address both technology and conservation domains and lead to learnings across both domains. It is well suited for AUVSI stakeholders interested in the intersection of "profit and planet."


Job Role:
C-Level Executive,Business Development/Sales,Educator/Instructor,Government/Policy/Regulatory,Research & Development

Air,Humanitarian,Ground,Maritime,Environmental,Ethics,Automated Vehicles,Public Acceptance & Trust