MacArthur Foundation supports Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference

It’s our great pleasure to share that the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is joining as a major supporter of the Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference.

MacArthur’s support enables us to bring robotics, technology and legal professionals from all over the globe to take part in this three-day event in New York City.

DARC is a “big think” space to explore the proliferation of flying robots. Call them UAVs, UAS, RPAs or drones—there will be many more of them in the sky in the coming years.

DARC will inspire wonderment, future shock, and long-range thinking about the automation of our skies. It’s for anyone who has an interest in technology and the law.

At the same time, DARC a practical, outcomes-focused event—a think-tank, of sorts—to shape how drones will be integrated into civilian airspace. From airspace regulations, to privacy, to ethics, to economics, to engineering and best practices in application design, DARC is a place where roboticists can rub shoulders with regulators; reporters can explore the frontiers of remotely piloted aircraft; and legal scholars can collaborate on new frameworks for fundamental rights (and much more!).

  • On October 11th, join us at the Skirball Center for a diverse slate of talks and panels about cutting edge aerial robotics & contemporary issues around drones. Stick around for an evening of live flying robots demos.
  • On October 12th, join us at NYU Law School for over 30 interactive sessions full of learning, planning, information sharing and networking around drones and drone issues.
  • On October 13th, join us at the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program for a day of informal hacking, building and tinkering with DIY drones and drone software.

We are grateful to the MacArthur Foundation for enabling this forum and making it possible to convene such a diverse group of stakeholders.

Register soon to join us at the Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference in New York City. Space is limited.

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