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Project Title: Autonomy Research for Civil Aviation

PIN: DEPS-ASEB-12-04         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Aeronautics & Space Engineering Board DEPS

Angleman, Alan

Subject/Focus Area:
Engineering and Technology; Space and Aeronautics

Autonomy Research for Civil Aviation
August 27, 2013 - August 29, 2013
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Linda Walker


(Updated 21 August 2013)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 (All times in Pacific)

-1:00pm - Perspective of the NAC UAS Subcommittee Chair, John Langford, CEO, Aurora Flight Sciences
-2:00pm - Challenges and Barriers to UAS Integration into the NAS, Walter Monk, CSSI, Inc.
-3:00pm - Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence in Space Exploration, Steven Chien, Technical Group Supervisor of the Artificial Intelligence Group, and Principal Computer Scientist in the Mission Planning and Execution Section, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
-4:00pm - End of Open Session

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

-8:00am - Perspectives on Autonomy in Ground Vehicles, Richard Bishop, Bishop Consulting
-9:00am - Industry Perspective on Cybersecurity, Vehicle Assurance, IT for Autonomous Systems, Daniel Johnson, Technical Fellow, Honeywell
-9:45am - Air Force Research Laboratory Work on Cybersecurity, Vehicle Assurance and IT for Autonomous Systems, Matthew Clark, Jacob Hinchman, Jonathan Hoffman, Autonomous Control Branch, AFRL
-10:30am - Break
-10:45am - Ethical, Legal, and Public Perception/Policy Issues for Autonomy, Wendell Wallach, Chair, Technology and Ethics Research Group, Yale University; and, Bryant Walker Smith, Fellow, Center for Internet and society and Center for Automotive Research, Stanford Law School
-12:00pm - Lunch
-12:45pm - Systems Architecture Considerations for Autonomous Systems, David Vos, CEO, CTO and Founder, Athena Technologies
-1:30pm - Developments in Autonomous Systems for Ground Vehicles, Cliff Nass, Thomas M. Storke Professor, Stanford University
-2:15pm - Developments in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Martial Hebert, Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
-3:00pm - Control and Dynamical Networked Systems for Autonomy, Richard Murray, Thomas E. and Doris Everhart Professor of Control & Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering, Caltech
-4:00pm - Break
-4:15pm - Committee Discussion
-5:00pm - Adjourn

Thursday, August 29, 2013

-8:00am - FAA Perspective on UAS, Jim Williams, Manager, UAS Integration Office, FAA
-9:00am - Public Policy and Perception Issues for Autonomy, Chris Anderson, former editor, Wired
-10:00am - Break
-10:15am - Beyond NextGen: AutoMax Overview and Update, Parimal Kopardekar (NASA Ames) and Natalia Alexandrov (NASA Langley)

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
John-Paul Clarke
John Lauber
Brent Appleby
Ella Atkins
Anthony Broderick
Gary Cowger
Christopher (Noah) Flood
Michael Francis
Eric Frew
Andrew Lacher
John Lee
Kenneth Rosen
Lael Rudd
Patricia Ververs
Larrell Walters
David Woods
Ed Wright

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Report outline, content, structure, and review of open-session presentations and materials provided to committee during open session.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: August 29, 2013