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Aerial Robotics – Future Opportunities and Challenges

April 20, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Aerial Robotics – Future Opportunities and Challenges

Kelvin Hutchinson
Remotely Piloted Aircraft

In 2002 Australia’s Aviation authority CASA led the world by approving the use of aerial robots. The industry was so new that it took over 10 years before CASA and industry pioneers started to figure out how to issue pilot and business licenses and make money. In 2013 the first Aerial Robotics flying school was approved by CASA. This spearheaded exponential growth in CASA applications for new aerial robotic businesses across Australia.

Commercial success still eludes the majority of aerial robotic entrepreneurs due to a general misunderstanding of the significant part payloads and software processing play in this industry.

Who will succeed and why? Where are the opportunities for the education sector, business, government and individuals? The discussion will consider what are the catalysts, opportunities and roadblocks relevant to commercial and sustainable success.

Kelvin Hutchinson is a serial entrepreneur, having been a property developer, angel investor in high tech companies, President of Queensland Entrepreneurs for 5 years, aviator, farmer, aerial robotics futurist and more recently patent holder for aerial robotics technologies that will allow beyond visual line of sight flight for Unmanned Aircraft Systems worldwide.

Room NA 1.418, GTP building (Ground Floor),
Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Geelong, Australia

RSVP – http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/cisr/workshops/ieee-smc-vic.php
Professor Saeid Nahavandi or Trish O’Toole
trish.otoole@deakin.edu.au or Tel: +61 3 5227 1352


Deakin University

Deakin University, Waurn Ponds
Geelong, Victoria Australia