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ROVs & UAVs Takeover Seattle – Part 3

May 31, 2011

Cascade Chapter of AUVSI – Spring Symposium

Here’s the third of three posts with video clips of the Spring Symposium.  The Cascade Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI), held the event in Seattle on April 28, 2011.

In this final series post we focus on the exhibitors who showed at the Symposium.

We take a 10 minute tour of the exhibitor tables at the AUSVI Spring Symposium.

Included in the above video are two short interviews with a couple of the more interesting exhibitors.

01:10 Paul Applewhite, President of apple.aero a Seattle based start-up founded to provide unmanned systems and training to government and industry.

05:30 Ken Childress, Director of Harbor Wing Technologies told me about their X-3 prototype, Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vehicle (AUSV) that is being built for the U.S. Navy. See a HWT-X1, promotional video…

The Chapter staff has posted a number of presentations from the symposium on the AUVSI Cascade Chapter website…

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Parts 1 & 2 of this series showed photos and videos of the presentations at the symposium.

See Part 1…

See Part 2…

DARPA Challenge Offers Public $100,000 for Small Unmanned Aircraft

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) call on innovators of every kind – scientists, engineers, citizen scientists and dreamers to collaborate on the UAVForge Challenge and win $100,000.

The UAVForge Challenge uses crowd-sourcing to build small UAS through an exchange of ideas and design practices. The goal is to build and test a user-intuitive, backpack-portable UAS that can quietly fly in and out of critical environments to conduct sustained surveillance for up to three hours. To learn more, visit the website…

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