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Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference

Friday, October 11, 2013
9:00 am


New York University

The Center for Information Technology Policy is co-sponsoring the Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference, presented by the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU School of Law.

As we inch closer to the 2015 deadline for integrating unmanned aerial vehicles into civilian skies, DARC is the first-of-its-kind, massively multi-disciplinary event examining civilian drones and their impact on society. The conference schedule features an exciting lineup of speakers from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. The agenda includes four keynotes and over 20 lightning talks exploring the drone phenomenon from myriad perspectives, including talks from Dr. Vijay Kumar (UPenn GRASP Labs; White House OSTP director for robotics and cyber physical systems), Missy Cummings (former Navy fighter pilot and director of the MIT Humans and Automation Lab), Daniel Suarez (author of Kill Decision), Michael Toscano (President and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International), Chris Anderson (founder of 3D Robotics), and Henri Seydoux (founder of Parrot SA), to name just a few.

DARC also features over 20 workshops, working groups, and roundtables covering a broad range of topics, ensuring something for everyone, but also emphasizing the interdisciplinary focus of the conference: aerospace engineers will help inform legal conversations; legal experts and policy advocates will experience drone technology first-hand; government officials will be exposed to the larger cultural conversations occurring around the technology they are tasked with regulating.

Register now for DARC at Registration includes admission to all conference speakers, panels, workshops, and special events, including a hack day sponsored by Parrot, and the AfterDARC drone demo show. Student tickets are only $79 (and interested students may volunteer and receive free admission!). For NON-STUDENT friends of CITP, we’re offering a special promotional code that entitles you to a 30% discount off the Individual-level ticket price. Email to request the promo code to take advantage of this discount.

We look forward to seeing you in New York City!