Riverside Research Sponsors Drone Summit

Steve Omick, Riverside Research Institute

Riverside Research’s sponsorship of this year’s Unmanned Systems Academic Summit is allowing 50 students to join the fleet of industry, academic and government professionals in attendance.

The high-tech research and development not-for-profit is a sponsor for the event The Ohio State University and Sinclair College National Unmanned Aerial Systems Training and Certification Center co-hosted Sept. 17 at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. The sponsorship provides free registrations for students.

The event was important for several reasons, including how drones and autonomy are poised to change how many commercial, defense and intelligence systems operate, said Riverside Research CEO Steve Omick.

“As an organization researching automation, artificial intelligence, and augmentation for the Department of Defense and intelligence community, we are honored to partner with Sinclair College and The Ohio State University to sponsor the summit,” he said. “This is an important opportunity for academia, industry, government and students to come together and prepare for what’s next in unmanned systems.”

The summit aimed to create an opportunity for dialogue on emerging technologies and trends in the field, addressing an array of topics across ground-based, aerial and maritime applications.

Sinclair College student and intern Drew Clawson said he was excited to attend the fifth annual event and expand his network.

“The sponsorship provided by Riverside Research has made it possible for students to attend the summit that otherwise could have missed a great opportunity to learn more about unmanned systems research and the broader industry,” he said.

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