Last week, Washington DC played host to the world’s largest “drone conference” – the annual Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) convention. The size of the event has grown alongside the use of unmanned systems, with show officials putting out a final tally of “more than 8,100 attendees and nearly 600 exhibitors.”
With another conference in the books, Intercepts is emptying out its camera with some shots to give our readers a sense of the action. Above, you can see a birds-eye view taken from above the show floor. And if you’ll join us on the other side of the jump, you’ll find lots more.
First, a roundup of our AUVSI coverage:
- AUVSI Convention Shows Trends Toward Civilian, International UAVs
- States Jockey To Lure UAV Industry
- USAF Report on Unmanned Aircraft Due in Sept.
- Sikorsky Unveils New Autonomy Technology
- A Chinese UAV in Washington
- Don’t Say “Drone!”
With that, please enjoy the following photos. All shots from my iPhone.
- It’s easy to think of UAVs are large devices like the Global Hawk or Predator, with a team of controllers. But most of the systems are small, and some, such as these hand-launched airframes from Brandebury Tool Company, can be carried around with ease.
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