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We look forward to seeing you at the 
Robotica UAS Summit!


The light is at the end of the tunnel for the COVID-19 pandemic. We have all been locked down for over 10 months, practicing social/physical distancing, we are all social beings and have become “Zoom” natives. It’s great to see that so many vaccine candidates have been developed and ‘printed’ globally, and are now being actively administered. Soon the worst of the pandemic will be behind us.

Until then we have moved to virtual meetings. The virtual meetings have been really good, and offered face-to-face interactions and networking opportunities.
We have prepared a number of activities for the next few weeks and months. These include:

 Robotica UAS Summit
January 13-14, Virtual


The 2020 UAS Summit will take place the afternoons of January 13-14, 1pm-6pm each day. The fantastic and comprehensive program is on the chapter website. The UAS Summit features insightful Leadership Keynotes including: 

  • Col Nathan Diller, Director, USAF AFWERX, will provide insight into how the Air Force is helping to stimulate the Advanced Air Mobility industry and how you can engage with them.
  • Steven Bradford, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor, FAA NextGen, will detail the FAA’s Roadmap for UTM and UAM, and importantly, how you can get access to the airspace.
  • Davis Hackenberg, Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Mission Integration Manager. NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), will provide an update on NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility Mission, and how you can work with NASA to facilitate access to airspace.
  • Scott Newbern, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, AeroVironment, will provide industry’s perspective and roadmap on how autonomy is increasing capabilities of UAS.

The action packed program features informative Panel Sessions, featuring government and industry leaders to include:

  • Federal/State/Local Government Collaboration in UAS/AAM: Finding a Path Through Overlapping Regulatory Authority
  • AAM Market Operationalization: When Will the Market Develop and What Are the Catalysts?
  • Advanced Technology: Identifying Next Generation Technologies and Solutions
  • Innovation: Using Collaboration to Develop a MA Roadmap and Drive AAM Innovation

Join our UAS Summit sponsors and co-hosts, and highlight your solutions. 
 
We feature an opportunity for UAS Summit Sponsors to showcase their firm and capabilities during Commercial Breaks.
Another innovation at the UAS Summit is the ability for our registered attendees to participate in a Pitch Fest networking opportunity, where they can provide a short brief on what they are working on. This is a great opportunity to rapidly learn the various thrusts taking place from small, and large companies and federal and state officials. 

Details for all the above are at the www.AUVSINewEngland.org site.

There are opportunities to join and become a corporate sponsor. Your brand will be represented at the various events and publications throughout the year.

AUVSI New England is an inclusive community. If you would like to volunteer and help steer your local organization focused on all things unmanned and become known in the industry, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We need your help to achieve our goals.

I would like to thank the dedicated volunteers who tirelessly serve you, our members.
Sincerely,

Dr. Waseem Naqvi
President, AUVSI New England
 

Published in Chapter Updates
Wednesday, 16 September 2020 21:51

What a journey 2020 has been so far!

As part of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy was “shut-down”, we have all been locked down and practicing social/physical distancing. Now we all must wear masks to prevent asymptomatic contamination. We have started to open up the economy, noting that we may experience a second wave of the virus. AUVSI New England members are naturally social and enjoy getting together to discuss important topics. For the time being, we are all having to engage virtually.

We have prepared a number of activities for the next few weeks and months. These include:

  • Unmanned Insight, September 24th, virtual:
    We’ve all seen those massive oil/gas storage tanks. Have you ever wondered what condition they are in? Square robot will discuss how, without emptying the tanks, they can perform autonomous vehicle inspection of them.
    Registration details are at the website  http://www.auvsinewengland.org/component/djevents/details/2020-09-24/91-autonomous-vehicles-for-oil-tank-inspections.html
  • Annual Members Meeting, September 24th, Virtual:
    For an opportunity to meet the Chapter leadership, learn about latest innovations, and meet the newly elected officials, please plan to be at the annual members meeting. This will occur after the Unmanned Insights Autonomy presentation.
  • Robotica AI/ML Autonomy Summit Series, October, Virtual:
    AI/ML technologies have become capabilities. These enable new business opportunities reducing time and effort to collect the data you need or implement the effect you require. We have postponed our planned March event to a virtual series of events in October.
  • Robotica UAS Summit, November, Virtual:
    The 2020 UAS Summit will take place in November this year. The program is being prepared. If you would like to contribute, sponsor or help please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • We will be establishing collaboration working groups, to start with:
    • Utilities Working Group
      How can drones/UxS help utilities keep you safe?
      We will convene a working group to discuss the issues,and prepare a plan and checklist for utilites.
      If you are interested in participating or sponsoring in the working group please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    • Vertiport Working Group
      You may have heard of the new air taxis/shuttles and advanced air mobility market beginning to emerge.
      Vertiports or urban vertical takeoff/landing locations may be an enabler for this potentially large new market.
      We will convene a working group to discuss the issues, and prepare a plan and checklist for the regional administration.
      If you are interested in participating or sponsoring in the working group please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • AUVSI XPONENTIAL, October 5-8, Virtual
    The AUVSI’s biggest event, XPONENTIAL, is virtual this year. The chapter will be exhibiting in the exhibit hall. If you wish to participate in the Pavilion please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Details for all the above are at the www.AUVSINewEngland.org site.

There are opportunities to join our corporate sponsors. Your brand will be represented at the various events and publications throughout the year.

AUVSI New England is an inclusive community. If you would like to volunteer and help steer your local organization focused on all things unmanned and become known in the industry, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We need your help to achieve our goals.

To aid the regions innovation culture, the chapter is plan for workshops where you can bring your drones to learn various aspects, for example how to fly, or how to take great pictures.

I would like to thank the dedicated volunteers who tirelessly serve you, our members.

Sincerely,

Dr. Waseem Naqvi

President, AUVSI New England

Published in Chapter Updates
Saturday, 17 October 2015 12:36

MassEcon Robotics Industry Roundtable at WPI

AUVSI New England participated in MassEcon Robotics Industry Roundtable at WPI Higgis House on October 15 2015.

The Roundtable was moderated by Prof. Mike Gennert: Director of Robotics Engineering Program at WPI.

The Panelists were:

  • Tye Brady: Chief Technologist at Amazon Robotics
  • Dan Theobald: CTO & Co-Founder at Vecna
  • Russell Singleton: Senior Vice President of Research & Development at Medrobotics.

The discussion included developing the state of Massachusetts as a powerhouse in robotics research and their use, especially in manufacturing, across the world.

MassTLC's MassRobotics cluster was seen as an uber-incubator for the Commonwealth. 

Published in Chapter Updates

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