What is VIRTUES?

With an estimated economic impact of $82 billion (AUVSI Report, 2013), growth in the UAS industry continues to spark interest and competition – particularly in states with significant aerospace and transportation research facilities as well as those transitioning military industries.  According to the report, Virginia ranks 8th in terms of potential economic impact despite having significant research capacity and a high concentration of related military industries.

We’re bringing Virginia’s UAV community together to produce actionable objectives toward Governor McAuliffe and Senator Warner’s vision for the New Virginia Economy.

Speaker Presentations

Download the slides from our speakers’ presentations:

—– First Session —–

Platform and Remote Sensor Research by Guy Sanitate

Curriculum and Academic Collaborations by Dr. Kevin Giovanetti, Fred Briggs and Bo Pollett

Industry and Defense by Tom Spura

Policy: FFA & University by Brian Devany

—– Second Session —–

Applications and Analytics by Bob Kolvoord

Research in Autonomous Vehicle Logistics by Dr. Kevin Curtin

Small Industry by Russ Metzler

Ethics by Sara Jordan


If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Emily Winter at [email protected] or 540-568-7447.