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Robotics Seminar: The Future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Testing in MA
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Robotics Seminar: The Future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Testing in MA

4/8/2014
When: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Where: IBM Innovation Center
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts  02142
United States
Contact: Joyce Sidopoulos

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Massachusetts and New England are home to some 35 robotics research and development programs across ten institutions and one of three NSF robotics test facilities in the nation. This broad robotics base just got richer with the addition of the recent joint MA-NY FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Research and Test site award, one of six in the nation. Come to learn more about the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) and discuss future technologies, applications and policy surrounding unmanned aircraft systems testing.


Keynote Address

 H. Carter Hunt – VP Defense Sector Initiatives, MassDevelopment, Joint Base Cape Cod will present:
  • FAA test site award – background/history, formation of NUAIR and team
  • Management of the site – infrastructure needed
  • Technology testing – platforms to sensors
  • Future applications – from agriculture to search and safety
  • Policy and Privacy – FAA regulated space


Panel Discussion

  • Warren Freda – AUVSI NE Executive Director – Boston Engineering Program Manager
  • Waseem Naqvi – NUAIR Board Member, AUVSI NE Vice President – Raytheon, Director Advanced Technology Programs
  • Frank Serna – NUAIR Board Member, AUVSI NE President, Co-Chair NDIA Systems Engineering Division and Principal Director, Strategic Initiatives at Draper
  • Jason Walker – Lead Roboticist, Director of Operations, CyPhy Works Inc.
  • Adam Norton – UMASS Lowell New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center Manager

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