The Commercial UAV Show Day 2 - Thursday 16th November 2017

Day 2 - Thursday 16th November 2017

Taro Kuusiholma

Conference welcome and Chairperson's opening remarks

Taro Kuusiholma, Special Adviser, Finnish Transport Safety Agency

Infrastructure and UAV

Ravi Kugananthan

Opening Keynote: Innovative and creative uses of drones in the construction industry: Transferrable lessons

  • How have changes in regulation and advances in technology changed how UAVs are used in construction?
  • What does UAV use mean for training staff?
  • What kind of data can you get from a drone?
  • What does adoption look like for organisations of different scales?
James Dunthorne

Rail Surveys – Drones are a “game changer”

  • What are the biggest risks, costs and challenges facing the rail service delivery chain?
  • Vogel R3D: “a game changer”; What is it, why is it unique and how is it the most advanced method of data capture available in the industry?
  • How a single survey can be used for not only rail alignment design, but H&S assessments, condition surveys, and virtual site visits
  • How drones are changing the way we think about data capture and delivery
Jesse Kallman

The Future of Aerial Data: Drones as a Tool in a Broader Ecosystem

As drones become more common in industries around the world, their novelty is wearing off and they are becoming one of many tools companies turn to to answer questions and solve problems. We will explore how drones, paired with satellites, manned aircraft and other tools can provide a comprehensive solution to ensure companies can scale how they use aerial data.
Jesse Kallman, President, Airbus Aerial
Charbel Aoun

What is the role of drones in smart cities?

  • What are the challenges and opportunities of UAVs in smart cities?
  • What are the main uses for UAVs in the future city?
  • UAVs for traffic and pollution monitoring
  • How will regulations have to be adapted to encompass the use of UAVs in urban airspace?

Morning networking break

Track 1 - Technology, Data Management and New Opportunities

Michael Jones

When Big is Too Big: Real-Time Drone Data Processing on the Edge

  • “Big” is only Getting Bigger: Optical Sensors versus Broadband
  • Cloud or Edge? What Every Drone Operator Should Know About Where the Math Gets Crunched
  • GPUs and a New Era of Massive Local Parallelization
  • Real-World Computing on the Edge: Real-time 3D Reconstruction
Khaled Abusalem

UAV adoption in Saudi Aramco

  • An overview of the UAV adoption in Saudi Aramco where fleet of tens of UAVs have been deployed.
  • UAV has been utilized in variety of applications including inspection, emergency response and aerial mapping applications
  • It has proven to be cost-effective and efficient technology to replace or complement conventional operational methods resulting in  50~80% cost reduction
Khaled Abusalem, Engineer, Aramco
Hannah Nobbs

How UAVs are being used in search and rescue operations

  • What vision do SAR operators have for the future use of UAV technology?
  • How have the RNLI incorporated UAVs into operational use?
  • Encouraging SAR partners to engage with our requirements gathering exercise
  • Case studies from the past year of using UAVs
Joni Pelham

Unmanned aircraft for autonomous accident investigation

  • Examining and analyzing UAV uses in accident investigation
  • Investigating the use of LiDAR in response to accidents

Networking lunch & exhibition visit

UAV Capabilites for 2018 and Beyond

Peter Slater

What is the importance of safety management systems for UAVs?

  • How are safety management systems developed?
  • What are the standards that have been created across industries?
  • What are the risks if your organisation does not have a safety management system in place?
  • Finding an inspiring way to promote safety
Jonathan Gill

Managing the world’s first Hands-free Hectare

  • Automated machines growing the first arable crop remotely
  • How drones and automated field scouts have been used with our agronomist
  • Using open source software to control the autonomous systems
  • Taking crop samples of the Hectare with an aerial drone system.
Susana Mier

Developing innovative tools for the control and management of marine litter through UAVs

  • How can UAVs be used in conservation zones?
  • How are drones being used to solve problems in a more straightforward way than before?
  • Funding the use of drones within a research organisation
  • Examples of drone applications in conservation; what are the transferrable lessons?
Susana Mier, LitterDrone
Judith Sherman

UNICEF: Engaging drones for humanitarian use

  • Developing national regulatory frameworks for drones
  • Delivering laboratory samples and health supplies
  • Integrating drones in emergency response
  • Africa’s first drone air corridor for humanitarian use
Barry Koperberg

The very near future of last mile logistics: 100kg cargo UAV’s

  • Near future markets
  • Entry strategy: a techno and socio/economical approach
Patrick Sherman

Drones, Thermal Imaging and Emergency Response

  • Gain a basic understanding of the science behind thermal imaging
  • Learn about the capabilities (and limitations!) of thermal imaging cameras
  • See real-life examples of thermal imaging drones deployed in emergency response
  • Examples include: structural and wildland firefighting, search and rescue, and hazardous materials
Sorin Dumitrescu

How are drones becoming more autonomous?

  • What foundations are being laid today that will lead to a system of fully automated drones in the future?
  • Will we ever be able to remove the human element from UAV control?
  • What is the newest software that will lead the way to autonomy?

End of Conference 2017

last published: 23/Oct/17 09:35 GMT




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