University of Nevada, Reno Holding Symposium on UAS in Emergency Response

The University of Nevada, Reno is holding a symposium on the uses of aerial robotics systems and autonomous vehicles for emergency first responders.

The university says law enforcement agencies, search-and-rescue professionals, emergency-management personnel, drone manufacturers, students, researchers, and the general public are all invited to attend to the event, taking place April 6-8.

The Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center (NAASIC) – the university’s robotic systems and intelligent machine research and industry collaboration – is partnering with area businesses, including Drone America and the El Dorado and Silver Legacy resort casinos, to host the symposium.

“The potential for uses of unmanned autonomous systems in search-and-rescue operations is enormous,” says Warren Rapp, business director of NAASIC. “This symposium will explore opportunities, present case studies and include panel discussions to foster dialogue on how first responders use, or would like to use, autonomous systems.”

More information on the event can be found here.


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