Drones and UAVs

The Greater Hartford ACM Chapter is proud to announce their September general meeting on Tuesday September 9th at 6:30 pm. You DO NOT have to be an ACM member to attend.


Date: Tuesday September 9, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: MakeHartford
30 Arbor St, Hartford, CT

Event Details

Over the last decade, the field of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) has matured from cutting-edge military technology to recreational toys and budget DIY projects. Open Source software/hardware and online vendors have made it possible for amateurs and engineers to access the same SUAS components as professionals. This talk will explore remote control aircraft concepts, SUAS components, current regulation (and lack thereof), safe operations, research applications, and discuss where the field is going next.

About the Speaker

Paul Quimby started working with SUAS while an undergraduate researcher and continued his investigations as master’s student at MIT in the Humans and Automation Lab. After designing and building quadrotors interfaces flown by minimally-trained human operators, and performing the first real-world studies indoors, his research was continued to advance the understanding of flying SUAS in outdoor conditions. In addition to research, he enjoys building fixed-wing model aircraft for fun. In the past year, he was a co-organizer of the Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference at NYU Law, chairing the Safety and Public Airspace track. Paul currently works at the United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, in collaboration with Sikorsky, Pratt & Whitney, Otis, and Carrier.

About the Venue

This talk will be held at MakeHartford, 30 Arbor St, Hartford CT. Enter the building via the main door and take the elevator down 1 floor to the basement. U-turn off the elevator and take a left. We are in the first right door. If you get lost, follow the bright green signs or call 203-516-0077 and someone will assist you.

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