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Apr 17

Jacobs Technology Days and Unmanned Systems Technology

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 8:05 AM by Communications Department

Automatic and remote controlled machines are rapidly increasing in their capabilities

From medical drones that drop life-saving medications to people in rural areas to self-driving vehicles being developed for our roads, the growth of unmanned technology is rapidly approaching. Interested in the future of unmanned devices? Jacobs Technology, the Virginia AeroSpace Business Association, and the Hampton Roads Unmanned Systems invite you toJacobs Tech_SC attend the Jacobs Technology Days, a two-day opportunity to explore unmanned systems and technologies.

On Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, attend panel discussions related to unmanned systems in Virginia, visit exhibits from local and regional companies, and listen to exceptional speakers. On Thursday, April 20, hear keynote speaker Karen R. Jackson, Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia and luncheon speaker Andy Schaudt, Project Director for The Center For Automated Vehicle Systems. Dan Stilwell of Virginia Tech (Ocean X-Prize) is the luncheon speaker on Friday, April 21. Ocean X-Prize explores the use of Air and Water Drones, AUVs and Robot Swarms, Artificial Intelligence and more for Ocean Exploration.

Learn how to play a key role in developing and cultivating statewide access to innovation sources, advanced technology, and new unmanned system markets. The event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required to attend. To register please go to Eventbrite. An option to purchase lunch will be offered during registration.