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Just as 2019 finished off with a hive of activity so has 2020 started off with an intense set of member centric networking and learning opportunities.We have prepared a number of activities for the next few weeks and months. These include: Unmanned Insights: Mass Mobility Accelerator, March 5th, Boston MA:Massachusetts is implementing recommendations from the 2018 Future of Transportation study by investing in a public and privately funded accelerator.If you would like to learn of this new Massachusetts Mobility Accelerator and how you can participate, join the discussed by members of the Commission at the March 5th Unmanned Insights event…
What are the Future Transportation Needs for Massachusetts 2018 was a big year for Massachusetts transportation. In January, Governor Baker created the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth. 18 appointees were made to the Commission, tasked with developing a range of scenarios anticipated between 2020 and 2040 that may inform the panel’s findings to be reported by December 1, 2018. On December 14 2018 the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth released its report in two volumes. The report is structured in five thematic categories which are are: Modernize existing state and municipal transit…
The AUVSI New England chapter hosted its landmark Robotica UAS Summit on November 20, 2019 in Burlington Massachusetts. The theme was an apt "Leadership Driving Operational Ecosystem Opportunities". It was a sellout event and had over 150 senior leaders and speakers helping to drive the industry forward. attendees plus many exhibiting companies. There was also a pitch fest that allowed audience members to have an opportunity to share what they were working on in a 3 minute pitch. This was a resounding success having 15 pitches and facilitating a riveting networking reception. The event venue was the brand new facility…
The AUVSI New England chapter is hosting its landmark Robotica UAS Summit on November 20, 2019 in Burlington Massachusetts. This years theme is "Leadership Driving Operational Ecosystem Opportunities". The UAS Summit will attract senior leaders and speakers helping to drive the industry forward. Meeting room Outdoor Net - access to inside anechoic chamber on right The event venue is the brand new facility at Northeastern University's Burlington Campus. The facility hosts a very large net for safe flying of drones from the net into the large anechoic chamber. A fitting location for the UAS Summit. If you want to fly…
A key part of the AUVSI’s advocacy mission is to inform congress about the Unmanned Vehicle Systems domain, issues that affect the industry and about the AUVSI itself. As you may know Congress is composed of House of Representatives made of 435 members each serving a two year term, and the Senate made up of 100 Senators (two from each state) serving six year terms. These term periods mean that there is a lot of change of the members, at least every two years, so it is necessary to meet the new members and their staff as they may not…
The second annual New York UAS Symposium, hosted by NUAIR, at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York, Sept. 16-18, 2019 brought in more than 300 participants. The symposium gives the UAS community a chance to network with UAS industry leaders from around the globe, to make new connections, and most importantly, discuss the key issues facing our industry. The symposium was kicked off with welcoming remarks from NUAIR CEO Mike Hertzendorf and Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. Congressmen Anthony Brindisi (D-22nd District), and John Katko (R-24th District) had a moderated conversation on the ever-growing drone industry and…
So how can you use multiple unmanned vehicles on the surface and underwater to detect and neutralize mines? Raytheon has demonstrated a capability to detect and engage the mine in a single sortie. Raytheon demonstrated its AQS-20C mine-hunting sonar, coupled with a surrogate for its Barracuda mine neutralizer, which worked together to detect and engage an object designed to mimic an undersea mine in the Narraganset Bay. The video illustration below is worth watching. Mine countermeasure capability with Raytheon AQS-20 sonar & Barracuda. Raytheon video. The company also demonstrated its Common Control System (CCS) integrated with the mine hunting and…
I am honored to be elected as your AUVSI New Chapter President. As you know the New England region is a hotbed of innovation in the unmanned vehicle and robotic systems space. We are now becoming known not just for technology but for sorely needed capabilities. The Chapter and its volunteers are working to help grow the industry by promoting unmanned and robotic system benefits and by working with the legislature to understand issues and reduce regulatory constraints. The Chapter participates in many regional initiatives, recent activity includes: The recent Navy Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2019 in Newport RI…
PARIS, June 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has signed a strategic agreement with AirMap, the leading global airspace intelligence platform for drones, to collaborate on future projects to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems, commonly referred to as drones, into the national airspace system and unlock the positive economic and social benefits of expanded commercial drone operations. "AirMap is ushering in a new era in drone aviation," said Matt Gilligan, vice president of Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services business. "Drones must safely operate in an already complex ecosystem, which is where our experience matters." The agreement combines the…
Letter from the PresidentFriday, December 29, 2017‘Tis the season for lists.Top 10 2017 Pop Hits!Top 10 News Events.25 Best Gifts for…IRS Income Tax deductions20 People to Watch in 2018Top 5 Business deals of 2017Better judgment tells me I shouldn’t publish my holiday wish list here (even though it is mostly drones and related stuff). And although I intend to touch upon some chapter highlights from the past year (and expose a few plans for 2018), I will try to avoid too many lists. 2017 in ReviewThe New England Chapter had a very good 2017. Our event calendar wasn’t overbooked, but…
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Events

Annual Members Meeting

Wed, 27 May 2020 at 15:00 - 19:00
AUVSI New England leadership will present highlights from the past year, current standings for new...

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 at 8:00 - Wed, 12 Aug 2020 at 17:00
AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 is coming to Boston. Visit with your chapter members and leadership at the...