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Lecture: Drones & Other UAVs - Benefits & Risks


  • WHEN Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
  • WHERE Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Exploring Ethics addresses On the Fly: Technology Takes Off with Drones and Other UAVs: Benefits and Risks. A guest panel of experts in the field will examine UAV technology and the myriad uses it is being applied to across the world. New technologies can raise challenging ethical dilemmas, and drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are no exception. These aircraft may be autonomously operated by onboard computers or directed remotely by a human operator. UAVs are used for many purposes, ranging from crop dusting farmland to public safety and military operations.

Join our UAV experts as we explore the benefits, perceived concerns, real risks, and public safety. What is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and how might UAVs be used in the future? We will explore the myriad applications for this innovative technology, their uses and ensuing repercussions.

Our guest panel will include Lucien Miller, CEO of Innov8tive Designs; Keith McLellan, CEO of ROV Systems LLC; and Commander (Ret.) Bob Osborne, who served 38 years with the LA County Sheriff’s Department; moderated by Larry Hinman, USD Professor of Philosophy. In conjunction with the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology, the Fleet welcomes guests to encounter science from an ethical viewpoint; brings together community leaders of various backgrounds to examine current scientific issues from diverse perspectives; and invites the public to explore with them how science can best serve society.

Special thanks to Monica England of AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems international, San Diego Lindbergh chapter), for her expertise and for helping arrange for our UAV experts.

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Location: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, William & Grayson Boehm Community Forum, 1875 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101 Google Maps

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Promotional image of the AR.Drone2.0 as seen from differe...

Above: Promotional image of the AR.Drone2.0 as seen from different angles. Courtesy image of Reuben H Fleet Science Center.


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