Session A2: Aerial Vehicle Autonomy 1


Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Hibiscus A

Session Chair:
Dr. Randy Beard
Brigham Young University

A wide perspective of the current state of the art in autonomous aerial vehicles. Speakers will explore development and challenges for everything from small delivery-style drones to full-scale electric flight. Development of autonomous air vehicles has been ongoing for quite some time, but has become more pressing recently, after regulation changes have let in a little room for commercial enterprises.

8:30 a.m. Dr. David Casbeer, US Air Force Research Laboratory: Cooperative Planning and Control for Autonomous Multi-vehicle Defense
9:00 a.m. Dr. Raj Sharma, University of Cincinnati: Cooperative Localization and Autonomy
9:30 a.m. Dr. John Raquet, IS4S: UAVs vs. Natural Autonomous Vehicles (NAVs) -- Are We Closing the Gap?

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., Break

10:15 a.m. Mr. Mitch Narins, Strategic Synergies: Aviation and Autonomy — Issues of Respect, Reaction, Responsibility, and Regulation
10:45 a.m. Dr. Richard Scott Erwin, Air Force Research Laboratory: High-Assurance Autonomy for Military Space Environments
11:15 a.m. Q&A with all Speakers

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Lunch on your own, 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.