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Monday, July 6

9:00am PDT

Towards a Lightweight Software Architecture for PX4 Computer Vision
We present a powerful, yet lightweight, software architecture designed to run on an embedded companion computer alongside a PX4 flight controller. This architecture provides multi-modal computer vision functionality to PX4 such as: Visual Obstacle Avoidance (VOA), an open source Visual Inertial Odometry (VINS Fusion), Fiducial Marker Relocalization, and Object Tracking. We demonstrate functionality of this architecture on a ModalAI PX4 development platform and present our roadmap for future development.

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James Strawson

Lead Roboticist, ModalAI, Inc.
James Strawson is the lead roboticist at ModalAI, a Blue UAS Framework manufacturer of American-made, autonomous autopilots for drones and ground robots. Strawson received a Ph.D in robotics from UCSD where he also taught classes on 3D printing, mechanical design, feedback control... Read More →

Monday July 6, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am PDT

11:05am PDT

Embedded machine learning in practice
TinyML is a global community of software engineers and data scientists working together to bring more intelligence to sensors on embedded devices. This movement has enabled a wide range of applications on the tiniest of devices, from predictive maintenance to object detection to sound recognition. In systems where decision-making needs to happen in real-time, it is important that the processing can be done as close as possible to the data source - enhancing security and cutting down on network energy consumption, latency and bandwidth usage.

During this talk, you will learn why you should consider doing ML even on the most constrained computing devices available to you and how to get started in practice.

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Alessandro Grande

IoT Ecosystem manager, Arm

Monday July 6, 2020 11:05am - 11:35am PDT

12:05pm PDT

Skynode Ready for Liftoff
It's been two months since we announced Skynode and now we're getting ready for liftoff. In this 4 minute lightning talk we will recap why we think Skynode is the next big thing after Pixhawk and introduce our early access program.

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Laurent Zimmerli

Head of Product Marketing, Auterion

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Monday July 6, 2020 12:05pm - 12:15pm PDT

12:15pm PDT

What's up with your battery?
The majority of PX4 autopilot users have built their own vehicles with batteries that do not possess a battery lifecycle management system. In this session, we will introduce the basic concepts behind a battery management system (BMS) and how it is integrated into PX4 via the SMBUS protocol. We will also review how the BMS manages the battery and demonstrate the utility of the proposed system.

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Hyon Lim

CEO, UVify Inc.
Hyon Lim is a cofounder and CEO of UVify, an aerial robot manufacturer headquartered in Seattle, Washington USA with R&D and manufacturing operations in Seoul, South Korea. Hyon’s specialties range from computer vision to aeronautical engineering. He co-founded UVify in 2017 together... Read More →


Monday July 6, 2020 12:15pm - 12:45pm PDT
Tuesday, July 7

9:00am PDT

An SoC-independent and open platform aims to help to standardize high-performance AI-enabled drones
With the increasing demand for computing capability, low power systems, flexible I/O as well as a mature software platform, the next generation of drones are calling for much more powerful silicon as well as differentiation these have to offer. Recently the largest cross silicon platform open standard organization, 96Boards, has joined forces with Dronecode to define the standard for high-performance drones. With its long list of silicon members and manufacturing partners worldwide, 96Boards brings high-performance silicon in a standardized approach to establish a generic hardware platform for drones.

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Yang Zhang

Director, 96Boards


Tuesday July 7, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am PDT

10:30am PDT

Uncomplicated Application-level Vehicular Communication And Networking (UAVCAN) for drones
We will briefly introduce the UAVCAN project once again and explain the benefits compared to some of the similar technologies for real-time distributed vehicular control systems. We will describe the current status of the project and invite new contributors to join the effort.

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Pavel Kirienko

Founder/CEO, Zubax Robotics
Helping enterprises around the world create aerial transport of the 21st century: electric, autonomous, dependable.

Tuesday July 7, 2020 10:30am - 10:45am PDT

12:45pm PDT

Getting started using UAVCAN v1 with PX4 on the NXP UAVCAN Board
Introduction to the NXP RDDRONE-UCANS32K146 reference board running PX4 & UAVCAN v1.We'll talk about the S32K MCU and its features, CAN bus and CAN FD, NuttX, PX4 and of course UAVCAN v1.

We don't make drones, we make reference designs using our silicon. Learn how this benefits you with opensource reference designs and proven starting points for modular safe and secure solutions. Gain insight into accessories and modules Drone and Rover development that NXP is working on including: battery management, CAN-FD interfaces, security and 2-wire ethernet.

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Peter Van Der Perk

Embedded Software Engineer, NXP Semiconductors
I work for NXP Semiconductors in the CTO Systems Innovations team. Where I’m currently working on a research to improve functional safety for drones. Furthermore I’m also working various products for our mobile robotics team. When I’m not hacking on code I will most likely be... Read More →


Tuesday July 7, 2020 12:45pm - 1:15pm PDT
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