DRONERESPONDERS Global Public Safety UAS Summit

Webinar Details
  • Hosted by
  • May 4, 2021, (UTC)
  • Register for a range of sessions:


    Exploring Autonomy for Public Safety Drone Operations
    12:00 PM – 12:45 PM ET

    Drones have become incredibly valuable tools for first responders to have eyes on active scenes, conduct search and rescue missions, and collect evidence from privileged vantage points. However, for all the good they bring, there are still important limitations to their potential for positive societal impact. Traditional drones that rely primarily on the skills of the pilot in command impose a high cognitive load on the operator who must capture footage from the scene, while trying to avoid crashes that can damage their valuable equipment.

    Join Fritz Reber, Head of Public Safety Integration at Skydio, as he discusses why autonomous drones represent the next step in the evolution of UAS for public safety applications. By combining the latest innovation in AI, computer vision and robotics, autonomous drones offer a tactical edge to public safety agencies, enabling them to fly safely under the tree line, get closer to capture better data and operate in previously inaccessible environments, such as GPS-denied. Fritz will be joined by real users, who will share their experiences and explain the most important benefits they are seeing from autonomous flight capabilities embedded in their UAS.

    In this webinar, we’ll discuss:

    • Common challenges of using drones for public safety
    • How autonomous drones revolutionizes tactical operations
    • Stories from the field – real users and their experiences


    Drone Lives Saved
    1:00 PM – 1:45 PM ET

    This session will discuss cases in which drones have actively and passively saved lives in emergency situations. Use cases that have seen lives saved by drones will be discussed as well as what the future holds for drones to save lives….


    FAA Waivers and COA’s for Public Safety
    2:00 PM – 2:45 PM ET

    Learn about the different FAA waivers and Certificates of Authorization (COA) available to public safety agencies….


    Public Safety UAS Program Managers
    3:00 PM – 3:45 PM ET

    Carl Blando – Boston Police Department
    Charles Werner – Director, DroneResponders Public Safety Alliance
    Ryan Gifford – UAS Program Manager, Sacramento (CA) Fire Department

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