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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.…
Thank you for joining AUVSI D.C. and AUVSI New England members and friends to learn about experiences at the cutting edge of unmanned autonomous vehicle systems. We heard about Advanced Air Mobility, Advanced Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) and Counter-UAS (threats). Interns at three organizations: Raytheon, The Aerospace Corporation, and the Kostas Research Institute shared their experiences, highlight what they learned and discussed issues. It was a riveting and exciting session. The future leaders (interns) sharing their experiences: Caitlin Jung Discussion Topic: Experiences in Advanced Air Mobility Internship experience at: Raytheon School: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Major: Computer Science, …
Amy Underwood, a senior roboticist at Square Robot discusses how the company is using AUVs to revolutionize the above-ground, petrochemical storage tank inspection industry. The presentation covers the development of the company’s robotic platform as well as the logistics and complexities of deploying an AUV to perform non destructive testing (NDT) inspections of the internals of liquid-filled storage tanks. The discussion focused on some of the challenges of putting a robot into a hazardous location. Amy Underwood Bio Amy Underwood, a senior roboticist at Square Robot discusses how the company is using AUVs to revolutionize the above-ground, petrochemical storage tank…
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:…
The AUVSI New England chapter hosted part of its 2020 Autonomous Vehicle Summit (AVS) a webinar was titled "Building AI You can Trust for Autonomous Vehicles" and featured Prof Alex Wong, Chief Scientist at DarwinAI in Waterloo Canada, and fittingly was sponsored by the Consulate General of Canada in Boston". Prof. Wong went into detail about DarwinAI's explainable AI engine known as Inquisitor, and is based on Explainable Design Automation. If you wish to learn about Canadian companies related to Robotic Vehicle Systems (RVS) please contact Erin Donahue, Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada in Boston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you…
The AUVSI New England chapter hosted part of its 2020 Autonomous Vehicle Summit (AVS) as a webinar. The webinar was titled "Building AI You can Trust for Autonomous Vehicles" and featured Prof Alex Wong, Chief Scientist at DarwinAI in Waterloo Canada, and fittingly was sponsored by the Consulate General of Canada in Boston". This was the chapter's first virtual event, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what a way to start. There were approx 100 attendees for the scheduled hour, and then due to interest 50 attendees stayed on to continue asking questions to Dr. Wong for an additional…
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implemented the small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) rule in 2016. This is commonly known as Part 107, of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 107 states that UAS operators must fly: below 400 feet above ground level (AGL) within visual line of sight during daylight without flying over people only one aircraft and give right of way below 100 miles per hour To fly out side of these constraints, the UAS operator is required to file and obtain a waiver. The AUVSI has analyzed the waivers approved by the FAA (see FAA…
Just as 2019 finished off with a hive of activity so has 2020 started off with an intense set of member centric networking and learning opportunities.We have prepared a number of activities for the next few weeks and months. These include: Unmanned Insights: Mass Mobility Accelerator, March 5th, Boston MA:Massachusetts is implementing recommendations from the 2018 Future of Transportation study by investing in a public and privately funded accelerator.If you would like to learn of this new Massachusetts Mobility Accelerator and how you can participate, join the discussed by members of the Commission at the March 5th Unmanned Insights event…
What are the Future Transportation Needs for Massachusetts 2018 was a big year for Massachusetts transportation. In January, Governor Baker created the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth. 18 appointees were made to the Commission, tasked with developing a range of scenarios anticipated between 2020 and 2040 that may inform the panel’s findings to be reported by December 1, 2018. On December 14 2018 the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth released its report in two volumes. The report is structured in five thematic categories which are are: Modernize existing state and municipal transit…
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