Engineering PDH Workshop, April 18
Earn one, two or three hours of professional development credit, including the ethics requirement for maintaining a Texas P.E. license, and help fund scholarships for freshman engineering students. Attend one or more of three, one-hour presentations of topics of interest to most engineers: What Is Intellectual Property and Why Should I Care?, Water-conserving Design Principles, and Professional Practice Update/Ethics. Click here for descriptions of the presentations and presenters.

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Wednesday, April 1st, 7:00am - 8:00am
100 Nedderman Hall, UT Arlington campus


Your Next Co-pilot will be a Robot:
The integration of autonomous systems technologies in the human world

Brian Huff, Ph.D.
Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering
UT Arlington

It seems like there's something relating to unmanned aircraft (often called UAVs or drones) in the news every day. That's due in part to the rapid introduction of unmanned system technologies and the evolution of enabling technologies that have made them possible. However, it's been argued that "unmanned systems" are not truly unmanned. How and why is this possible and how will future systems interact with human activities?

In this presentation, Dr. Huff provides answers to these questions and also builds the case that in the near future "manually" operated systems will, to a large degree, not be controlled by humans.

Brian Huff earned a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington. Over the last ten years, he has been an active member of UTA's Autonomous Vehicles Laboratory.  In addition to unmanned systems, Dr. Huff's research has included the application of Industrial Automation to high-mix, low-volume production environments, the modeling and analysis of complex industrial production systems, and the use of Rapid Product Development methods and tools to accelerate time-to-market manufacture. He has also advised several UTA student competition teams in ground, aerial and surface vehicle competitions sponsored by NASA and the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.


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