The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) today announced the conference program for the upcoming AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017, the largest trade show for the unmanned systems and robotics industry. As the regulatory environment has evolved to open up new opportunities, speakers from government, industry and academia will participate in more than 200 presentations and panel discussions addressing the potential for drones, robotics, and other unmanned systems. XPONENTIAL 2017 will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas from May 8 to 11, 2017.
Among the program's participants are thought leaders from government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Defense, FAA, NASA, NOAA; and commercial organizations, including AT&T, AirMap, Barrick Gold, General Electric, Great Southwestern Construction, Intel, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Liquid Robotics, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon.
The industry opportunity has never been greater. For instance, the FAA expects that more than 600,000 unmanned aircraft systems could be flying for commercial purposes in 2017.