The 16 semi-finalists, as determined by an expert panel of judges from top investment firms, represent six countries and a range of industries. They are:
- Advanced Aircraft Company
- Gamma2Robotics Inc.
- Inertial Sense LLC
- Iridium Dynamics Pty Ltd
- Kinaptic, LLC
- Planck Aerosystems
- Quaternium Technologies
- Ross Robotics
- Skylift Global, Inc.
- uAvionix Corporation
- Viooa Imaging Technology Inc.
- WiBotic, Inc
- Z-senz, LLC
Details on each semi-finalist and their offerings are available on the XPONENTIAL 2017 website.
"Advances in technology and regulatory changes have ushered in an era of seemingly limitless opportunity for unmanned systems," said Brian Wynne, AUVSI president and CEO. "More than 65 companies from six different countries submitted some of the most interesting and innovative applications for our industry, highlighting the future of innovation across the unmanned systems and robotics ecosystem."
The 16 semi-finalists will compete in a closed, knockout round at XPONENTIAL, with three finalists emerging to compete in the live Startup Showdown. Each finalist will have six minutes to make their final presentation, followed by an additional six minutes of Q&A. The judges will announce the Startup Showdown winner at the conclusion of this session.
All XPONENTIAL attendees are invited to watch the competition, which will take place on Wednesday, May 10 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT in Ballroom C1/C2. Videos submitted by each semi-finalist, capturing their company's products, market position and differentiators, will be displayed throughout the week at XPONENTIAL.
Seven thousand industry leaders and professionals from over 55 countries are expected to attend XPONENTIAL 2017. The exhibit hall will showcase 650 cutting-edge companies from around the world, representing more than 20 industries.
Registration for XPONENTIAL 2017 has opened. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2jgeaLQ
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) — the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics — represents more than 7,500 members from more than 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets.
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SOURCE Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)