This week the Robotics Association at Embry-Riddle attended the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) North America conference in Washington D.C. We had 14 students and 6 faculty at the event.
At the conference we met Jordi Munoz, Gigio Romero and Geoffrey Barrows. They all came by our booth at the conference and we all talked for a while about DIYDrones and the Ardupilot. We are excited to continue using the Ardupilot on our Easystar aircraft which we had on display at the conference.
The conference was a big success for our students. We were able to network with many major companies, and we will probably get significant donations for our projects. The Stratasys booth had one of our Monocopters on display that they printed on their Fortus500 FDM printer.
We were also able to fly a couple of our vehicles in the demonstration area. We flew our monocopter and our quadrotor at the same time in the netted arena. To everyone's surprise, they didn't hit each other!
Our students had a great time at the worlds largest unmanned systems conference and we are looking forward to next year's conference in Las Vegas, NV!