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Robotic and Unmanned Systems Denver for the World’s Largest Unmanned Systems Event

Robotic and Unmanned Systems Hardware Manufacturers and Experts Convene
in Denver for the World’s Largest Unmanned Systems Event of the Year
24-27 August 2010

Arlington, Va. – 20 August, 2010 – AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2010 is the largest display of robotic and unmanned systems hardware in the world. It’s the only event to gather so many air, ground and maritime technologies and components in one place at one time. AUVSI’s 2010 convention will host 450 exhibitors, 140 technical presentations, indoor vehicle demonstrations, and much more.

“The unmanned systems and robotics industry is growing at a remarkable pace,” said AUVSI’s president and CEO, Michael Toscano. “We have 110 more exhibitors than last year and we had to add a day to our show to provide attendees and exhibitors enough time to see and do everything they want and need to.”

EXHIBITS: 450+ Exhibitors featuring cutting edge unmanned and robotic technologies. Download a PDF of the Exhibitor list here.

DEMONSTRATIONS: Indoor Air, Ground and Maritime Demonstrations – New for 2010 – Three live demonstration areas including a netted aerial enclosure for small UAS, a ground track and a 9,000 gallon maritime tank.

INDUSTRY TOPICS COVERED: Access to Civil Airspace for UAVs, Unmanned Systems for Law Enforcement, Unmanned Systems for Fire Fighting, Unmanned Vehicles in the Gulf Oil Spill, Driverless Automobiles, Explosive Ordnance Detonation/Disposal, and much more.

KEYNOTES: View Schedule of Events below for daily general session speakers and links to other technical program details.

INDOOR STATIC DISPLAYS: Featuring full size vehicles including Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk.

PRESS CONFERENCES: Several exhibiting companies will host press conferences to announce product releases and more. View the schedule here.

PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES: Several Exhibitors will have full size unmanned technologies on display in the demonstration areas and in their booths; there will also be some hands on demonstrations. AUVSI will have a professional photographer and videographer onsite and we can arrange to provide photos/footage upon request.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: If you would like to arrange an interview with any speakers, industry experts, or AUVSI representatives please contact Alysa Reich with your request at reich@auvsi.org or +1 703 677 1400 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +1 703 677 1400      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

PRESS OFFICE (ROOM 206): A press office outfitted with work space, electrical outlets, wifi, company press kits, and mailboxes is open to all registered media. A media badge is required for entry.

BEYOND THE BOOTH SHOWCASE: A forum in the exhibit hall where exhibiting companies will provide product updates and presentations. See the full schedule here.

RoboTour 2010 – A free educational program open to middle and high school students. The AUVSI Foundation’s RoboTour will introduce future generations of scientists and engineers to the exciting world of unmanned systems and includes a guided tour of the exhibit hall where students will see unmanned and robotics systems up close and participate in hands on activities.

UNIFORM DAY: Military and Civil Servants who attend AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2010 in uniform will have complimentary access to the exhibit hall on Friday, 27 August.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday 24 August 2010
0830-0930 General Session – The Honorable Bill Ritter, Jr. Governor of Colorado
0930-1830 Exhibit Hall Open
0930-1830 Poster Presentations
1100-1200 & 1330-1500 Technical Presentations – Workshops – Panels
1600-1700 Hot Topics Sessions
1700-1830 Welcome Reception (Exhibit Hall)

Wednesday 25 August 2010
0830-1000 General Session – ADM Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy; Brig Gen H. D. Polumbo Jr., Director of Plans and Programs, Headquarters Air Combat Command, United States Air Force
1000-1700 Exhibit Hall Open
1000-1700 Poster Presentations
1030-1200 & 1330-1500 Technical Presentations – Workshops – Panels
1600-1700 Hot Topics Sessions
1830-2130 AUVSI Foundation Dinner and Awards Program

Thursday 26 August 2010
0830-1000 General Session – James Coyne, Manager, UASSG Chair, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); Frank Kendall, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics
1000-1700 Exhibit Hall Open
1000-1700 Poster Presentations
1030-1200 & 1330-1500 Technical Presentations – Workshops – Panels
1600-1700 Hot Topics Sessions
1900 – 2200 Social Event: AUVSI’s Stadium Stampede at Invesco Field at Mile High

Friday 27 August 2010
0830-1000 General Session – Brig Gen Dana Born, Dean of the Faculty, United States Air Force Academy; Dr. Henrik I. Christensen, Director, Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Georgia Institute of Technology
1000-1400 Exhibit Hall Open – Uniform Day
1030-1200 Workshops – Panels
1400 Conference Ends

SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE: http://symposium.auvsi.org

MEDIA REGISTRATION: Eligible media representatives are encouraged to attend. Registered media receive full access to all exhibits, technical programs, events and meal functions. Contact Alysa Reich at reich@auvsi.org or +1 703 677 1400. To register via email please include name, title, media outlet, address, and phone.

ABOUT AUVSI
With more than 2,100 member organizations from 55 allied countries, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems community. Serving 6,000 members from government organizations, industry and academia, AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing, and promoting unmanned systems and related technologies.

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