Light breakfast and coffee service will be provided. Be sure to stop by the sponsor booths and thank them for their support of the first unmanned aerial vehicles expo in Tennessee. The reception will be held in the lobby of the FedEx Institute.
Career in Drones Methodist Presentation Theater (1st floor, FedEx Institute)
Join a panel of regional business leaders in the developing market of drone technology as they discuss the challenges of developing a drone-based business. The panel will discuss their experiences in this area and offer feedback on how and why to introduce drones into your business model.
Robert Estes, Robert Estes Flying Machines
Robing Colwell, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Brandon Turk, 901 Drones
Drone Application Research from the FedEx Institute of Technology Fishbowl (2nd floor, FedEx Institute)
The FedEx Institute has funded 13 research projects among University of Memphis faculty through our DRONES cluster (Drones, RObotics, and Navigation Enabled Systems). We have invited three of these researchers who are focused on applications of drone technology to discuss their work and how applications of drone technology can impact commercial industries.
"Restoring Damaged Metallic Parts of DRONES by Additive Manufacturing", Dr. Ebrahim Asadi
"Developing a Drone Journalism Course", Mr. Darrin Devault
"Deep Learning Enabled Non-Invasive Cognitive Interface: Where Machine Meets Mind", Dr. Mohammed Yeasin
The Future Impact of Unmanned Aerial Systems Methodist Presentation Theater (1st floor, FedEx Institute)
Sponsored by Running Pony Productions, this panel discussion covers the future of commercial applications of Drones. Participants are encouraged to engage with our guests as they share their perspectives on the potential impact of unmanned aerial systems, and the role of this technology in a variety of future sectors.
Jonathan Epstein, Running Pony Productions
Marco Sterk, Express Drone Parts
Taylor Abington, Avion Solutions Inc.
Join us in the FedEx Institute lobby for a Southwest Buffet provided by the Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis. Take time to visit with our sponsors and learn about the active commercial drone community in Memphis.
Dr. Peter Fuhr, Distinguished Scientist of Energy & Environmental Sciences, Technology Director for the Unmanned Aerial Systems Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Keynote website here.