Register for a range of sessions:
5G, AI & CV Driving the Next Generation of Drones
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM ET
Bringing together the transformative power of 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Computer Vision (CV) technologies is essential to creating the next generation of high-compute, low-power drones. In this fire side chat, Dev Singh, Qualcomm Technologies’ GM and head of robotics, drones and intelligent machines and Chad Sweet, ModalAI’s CEO, will discuss how scaling AI, CV, and 5G will help solve a diverse set of drone challenges, including object recognition and obstacle avoidance. Additionally, they will discuss the value of machine vision and connectivity in enabling new autonomous drone experiences, such as navigating quickly through tight spaces while mapping the environment for objects of interest.
Join this session to learn:
- How AI, CV and 5G will revolutionize the drone industry.
- How AI, CV, and 5G are able to solve the most complex drone challenges.
- How Qualcomm is bringing mobile systems expertise to this industry to enable the creation of more powerful, secure, and intelligent drones.
What’s New with Skydio: The World’s Most Intelligent Flying Machines
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM ET
The first chapter of the drone market story was written by hardware-centric solutions. The next chapter is being written by software and autonomy. As the leader in AI-powered autonomy, Skydio is defining the future of the industry by creating the best user experience. With the Skydio 2, we’ve already proven that an innovative American company can set the standard in the drone industry. Next, we are set to deliver similarly groundbreaking solutions for enterprise and public sector customers, such as the Skydio X2 autonomous drone and Skydio 3D Scan for adaptive scanning of complex industrial structures. Join Roy Goldman, Head of Product Management at Skydio, to learn about the latest product developments that Skydio is working to bring to market and how they will, yet again, change the drone industry for good and for the better.
Understanding UTM: The Enabler to BVLOS Operations
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM ET
It’s no secret that flying Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) is the key to enabling advanced and scalable drone operations. Yet only a small fraction of today’s drone operators are doing so, due to a lack of infrastructure and understanding of regulations that are often difficult to overcome.
While there is no magic path, OneSky and leading industry partners will provide insight into the technology and regulatory considerations critical to understanding and realizing the benefits of BVLOS operations. More specifically, this panel session will highlight how cellular networks, GNSS, coupling of new and existing surveillance, and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) infrastructure are key components to ensuring a competitive advantage when it comes to BVLOS implementation.
Operating unmanned aircraft in concert with manned systems is a rising trend, which is going to develop significantly over the next decades. Operations of unmanned aircraft from navy ships is an obvious application, but the future will also bring very sophisticated Manned-Unmanned Teaming solutions eventually making use of interconnected AI-enabled UAVs. We are going to explore the challenges and operational benefits of these approaches, taking the Aliaca ship-based UAV as a first working example and then projecting further into the future.