Amir Rahmani on, “Micro Aerial Vehicles: Opportunity or Liability”

Amir Rahmani

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) pose a number of legal and regulatory issues when operating in national airspace.  As a result, Congress tasked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with safely integrating UASs into our national airspace by 2014.  However, Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs), which are small to medium-sized UASs, present additional concerns because they do not qualify for the 2014 FAA integration.  Unlike UASs, MAVs are inexpensive, easy to obtain, and individuals with little technical knowledge can operate them.  Like UASs, MAVs can be easily equipped with a variety of sensors.  Amir Rahmani’s presentation focuses on the current state of MAVs—including their capabilities and the regulatory and legal challenges their suppliers face.  He will demonstrate a number of quad-copter MAVs at the We Robot Conference to facilitate dialogue.

Amir Rahmani will present Micro Aerial Vehicles: Opportunity or Liability on Sunday, April 22nd at 10:00am at We Robot 2012 at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.  Amir Rahmani is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.  He received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.  Professor Rahmani collaborated with NASA JPL on enabling technologies for spacecraft formation flying and has designed a number of algorithms for operating teams of Unmanned Arial Vehicles for Boeing Phantom-Works and Rockwell Collins, Inc.

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