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Session A3: PANEL: Emerging Autonomous Application – Challenges and Prospects


Date: Thursday, September 19, 2024
Time: 10:35 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Dr. Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska
The Ohio State University

Dr. Allison Kealy
RMIT University

Track Chair

Steffen Thoelert
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Would you trust an autonomous car or uncrewed aerial vehicle to handle your daily commute, make critical decisions, and ensure the safety of you and your family? In this panel, industry and academic experts will discuss the latest developments in self-driving cars, drones, and AI-powered systems, shedding light on opportunities and challenges. They will delve into safety and security enhancements, the most recent technological advancements, and the complex landscape of regulations. Are the technology and regulations sufficiently advanced for the era of autonomous cars and aerial mobility? What is Digital Flight (DF) and what are the challenges and benefits of DF as a new flight operations capability? What about privacy and other ethical concerns in the age of autonomy? Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a forward-thinking entrepreneur, or a policymaker shaping the future, this panel guarantees an exciting exploration of autonomous applications. Don't miss this exhilarating opportunity to stay at the forefront of innovation!

Panel Members: 

1. Dr. James L. Farrell
VIGIL, Inc. 
2. Edward J. Walters
Chief Strategy Officer, vLex and co-founder of Fastcase; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law and Cornell Law School
3. Ada I. Lin
Senior Specialist in Advanced Safety Systems, Connected Automated Vehicles, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia
4. Prof. Anahid Basiri
Chair of Geospatial Data Science and Director of Centre for Data Science and AI, University of Glasgow
5. Anil Chaudhry
Associate Administrator for the Office of Planning and Analytics, (AA OPA) at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)., U.S. Department of Transportation

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Buffet Lunch in Exhibit Hall • 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Free Time in Exhibit Hall