Unmanned system technologies are rapidly maturing into indispensable tools for civil service, commerce, science, and security. These tools are increasingly connected to one another, and to the human workers they support, creating partnerships that offer fantastic new opportunities — and new technical challenges. Other sorts of partnerships have emerged to address these challenges and opportunities – from industry/government/academic consortia to externally funded entrepreneurial ventures. Come meet with us this Fall in the beautiful New River Valley as we discuss the latest advances in unmanned systems.

Keynote Speaker: Ryan Eustice, PhD, Senior Vice President of Automated Driving, Toyota Research Institute (TRI)  - In addition to his role as VP of Automated Driving at TRI, Dr. Eustice serves on Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s “Council on Future Mobility,” a state government regulatory policy advisory board, and he directs the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (PeRL) at the University of Michigan. Dr. Eustice received a Ph.D. from the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Ocean Engineering in 2005 and was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Johns Hopkins University. Best known for his work in advancing large-scale simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), including the visual mapping of the RMS Titanic, Dr. Eustice is a past recipient of the prestigious NSF CAREER and ONR Young Investigator awards.



Early Participant Fee: $245.00

Standard Participant Fee: $295.00  (Starting September 1, 2019)


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Section Title
AUVSI Ridge & Valley Workshop 2019
8:00AM to 7:30PM
Oct 15, 2019
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Oct 16, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virginia Tech - Blacksburg (Main Campus)
569456 Early Participant (Ends August 31) non-credit $245.00
569456 Student non-credit $245.00
Section Notes

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, Virginia 

Lodging: A block of lodging rooms has been reserved at The Inn at a special rate of $143 single occupancy or $153 double occupancy. To reserve your room, please call the hotel directly at 540-231-8000 or toll free at 877-200-3360, and mention you are attending the Cultivating Trust in Autonomous Systems Conference. Reservations must be made by Friday, September 16, 2019. Early reservations are encouraged as the room block may fill prior to the reservation deadline date. 

Tuesday, October 15
Sessions: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Reception: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, October 16
Sessions: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Demonstrations: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
**Schedule subject to change

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $60 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date.

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

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