The "Autonomous Aerial Cargo Operations at Scale" program held a roundtable at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. This roundtable aimed to validate their CONOPS that characterized six relevant operational scenarios. The purpose was to define research questions that the team would address and to identify potential datasets or information that could be used to answer these questions. The team sought feedback and discussions with local Appalachia stakeholders to determine if the proposed scenarios were realistic, feasible, and pertinent and to enable autonomous operations in both rural Appalachia and dense metropolitan areas. Participants engaged with experts from Purdue University, MIT, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Morgan State University, and Cavan Solutions.
February 6, 2023