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The DEMAND for UNMANNED® UAS symposium brings UAS and aviation system stakeholders together to discuss and collaborate on research challenges and advancement strategies. Engineers, researchers, developers, pilots, and regulators from academia, government, and industry will explore how unmanned systems are catalysts for autonomy, robotics, and machine intelligence, and how they are transforming the nature of civil and military aviation. With more than 2,000 participants from nearly 40 countries, discover cutting-edge technologies that will advance UAS developments and missions.

Demand for Unmanned 2017

Preliminary Agenda:

The Evolving Culture of Aviation (Jesse Kallman, Commercial UAS, Airbus)
Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 0930-1130 hrs

We’ve seen a dramatic increase in “new entrants” to global airspace systems. The demand for unmanned and the need to accommodate unmanned aircraft systems has gone up as commercial and recreational opportunities are enabled by rapidly evolving technology. Similarly, commercial space operations are growing, and researchers are envisioning even more disruptive technologies, such as personal air transportation solutions. Regulators and operators must perform a delicate balancing act: accommodating dramatic changes in the users and types of uses of airspace, while maintaining the safety and security of the system. Key stakeholders on both sides will discuss ho new users are adapting their solutions to meet safety and certification criteria, how our current systems and processes can be modified to more easily accommodate these rapid changes while also maintaining safety and efficiency.

Awards Luncheon
Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 1230-1400 hrs

Unmanned Systems Program Committee Session
Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 1415-1530 hrs

Commercial and Military Synergy
Tuesday, 6 June 2017,1545-1700 hrs

Learn how the military UAS and commercial UAS communities are learning from each other and influencing each other; could include IT development; large UAVs that move significant goods are the ones that will be money-makers

Plenary (David Mindell, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author, Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy)

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 0800-0900 hrs

Human-Machine Interaction (Andrew Lacher, Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Research Strategist – Senior Principal, The MITRE Corporation)
Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 0930-1100 hrs

Big Data Solutions to Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Traffic Management Challenges
Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1400-1500 hrs

UAS Airship Carrier Concepts: CONOPS for Long-Duration Airborne UAS Operations
Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1500-1600 hrs

Unique Applications Session
Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1630-1700 hrs

Wednesday, 7 June, 2017, 1700 hrs

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