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Robotica UAS Summit Fall 2021 – Breaking Down Barriers to Operationalization

November 17, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 pm

In Person & Live Streamed – Kostas Research Institute at Northeastern University, Burlington, MA

AUVSI New England, MassAutonomy, and NDIA New England are coming together to co-host this year’s Fall 2021 UAS Summit, which focuses on “Breaking Down Barriers to Operationalization”.

Join industry and government leaders across New England who will discuss how the community is breaking down barriers to operationalizing critical capabilities for UAS and autonomous systems. Hear how UAS concepts are now shifting from testing and demonstrations to regular operations following standards being set for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) and Autonomous Flight – making aerial autonomy a reality for many vertical industries. Learn about the Massachusetts Commonwealth-wide task force that is promoting the industry and planning roadmaps for the integration of Advanced Air

Mobility infrastructure and aircraft. Discover how regulatory affairs are keeping up with the technology push to enable and operationalize both complex UAS flights along with counter-UAS solutions – helping to ensure safe, secure, and trustworthy deployments of UAS in our airspace.

Meet federal, state, and local officials, along with industry and academic leaders who will present their experiences and insights during keynote sessions, presentations, and panel discussions. Discover what is currently happening in the New England UAS and AAM ecosystem during PitchFest, Commercial Breaks, and an Exhibition where innovators in government, non-profits, universities, and start-ups will be presenting their UAS and AAM-related needs, services, research, and innovations.

Please join us at our annual UAS Summit Fall 2021being held in person as well as live-streamed – on Wednesday, November 17, 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM, with a social hour at the conclusion of the event to catch up in person with colleagues from across the industry.

Invited Speakers

Steven Bradford Chief Scientist for Architecture at FAA NexGen

Jeff Luckett Head of Strategy, RDT&E, and Acquisitions at UPS Flight Forward

Steve WertProgram Executive Officer Digital, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, U.S. Air Force

Greg WatersCEO, MatrixSpace

Panel Sessions

Aerial Autonomy and First Responders: “Transforming Disaster and Emergency Response with Operationalized Aerial Autonomy”

Advanced Air Mobility: “Systematically Addressing Needs in Order to Operationalize Advanced Air Mobility: What is happening – or should be happening – in Massachusetts?”

Counter-UAS and Airspace Security: “Overcoming Barriers to Operationalizing CsUAS Technologies”

Regulations: “Current State of Regulatory Affairs and Impact to Operationalization”

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November 17, 2021
7:30 am - 8:00 pm