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The AUVSI New England chapter hosted part of its 2020 Autonomous Vehicle Summit (AVS) as a webinar. The webinar was titled "Building AI You can Trust for Autonomous Vehicles" and featured Prof Alex Wong, Chief Scientist at DarwinAI in Waterloo Canada, and fittingly was sponsored by the Consulate General of Canada in Boston". This was the chapter's first virtual event, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what a way to start. There were approx 100 attendees for the scheduled hour, and then due to interest 50 attendees stayed on to continue asking questions to Dr. Wong for an additional…
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…
A few Robotica UAS Summit organizing committee members got together December 13th 2019, to discuss lessons learned and prepare for 2020, at Smith and Wollensky, Boston. It was an enjoyable evening. If you would like to participate and volunteer please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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…
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…
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…
The NUAIR Alliance (FAA UAS Test Site) has hired Major General Marke F. “Hoot” Gibson (ret) as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Gibson most recently served as Senior Advisor on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration to the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He began on November 13 and will oversee the organization’s efforts to safety integrate UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS). Gibson will lead NUAIR’s oversight of UAS testing being conducted in New York, Massachusetts and Michigan and a $30 million investment by New York State to build a 50-mile UTM Corridor and put…
Letter from the PresidentMonday, November 6, 2017Dear Jeffrey: Your AUVSI membership expires on 11/31/2017. To continue receiving member benefits, please take a moment to renew your membership today.Continuing your membership ensures access to all the benefits and features designed to keep you informed and connected:Educational and networking opportunities through our meetings and eventsXPONENTIALAutomated Vehicles SymposiumAUVSI's Remote Pilots CouncilAUVSI Unmanned Systems-DefenseThe latest industry information through Unmanned Systems magazineAUVSI's eBriefDaily eBriefAUVSI's Webinar SeriesIncreased industry visibility with lawmakers and regulatorsReady to renew?Well, am I?I joined AUVSI in late 2013. I joined because I was then just launching a company looking to make our…
Letter from the President August 21, 2017 Once again, summer has rolled by fast this year for the Directors and staff of AUVSI New England. Robotica 2017 seems like the very recent past, but the calendar belies the truth of 60+ days gone by. We had a great show and all participants were pleased with the new location and felt the structure of the event is really starting to come together. 2018 will mark the 4th year for Robotica, and planning is getting under way. Keep an eye out for news on chapter activities like Robotica 2018, the Autonomous Vehicle…
At the July 2017 Board of Directors meeting, the chapter welcomed two new Directors and made formal the appointment of a new Executive Committee. Robert O'Malley, Business Director with iXBlue (Natick, MA), and Jeffrey DeCarlo, Massachusetts Dept of Transportation - Aviation Administrator, both joined the board for three year terms. Both members come to the board as long term members of the association and represent distinctive market sectors that are at the core of the AUVSI New England's focus. Additionally, the board reviewed and accepted the recommendations of the ExCom nominating committee and voted to ratify the slate of: Jeff…
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AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020

Mon, 5 Oct 2020 at 8:00 am - Thu, 8 Oct 2020 at 5:00 pm
AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 has now shifted from Boston to virtual. Visit with your chapter members and...