Evaluating Autonomy for Aerial Robotics

On-demand Webinar | Free

Not all autonomy is created equal. Understanding the current state of autonomous navigation and how to evaluate the different levels is key in understanding a robot's full capability now and in the future. Join Dr. Justin Thomas, a Director on the Autonomy & Mapping team at Exyn Technologies -- a leading company in autonomous robotic navigation and mapping -- as he discusses the current and future state of autonomy and how to evaluate autonomous navigation for your use case.

Key Takeaways

  • Gain insights into the different levels of autonomy in aerial robotics
  • Learn how to assess autonomous navigation capabilities effectively and understand key factors to consider for your use case
  • Explore the impact of future developments in autonomous navigation


Justin Thomas, PhD, Director of Autonomy & Mapping, Exyn Technologies

Justin is the Director of Controls on the Autonomy & Mapping team at Exyn Technologies. His pivotal contributions enable Exyn’s robots to autonomously navigate complex and dynamic environments without the use of GPS or a human operator. Justin is also involved with new platform integrations where he ensures the stability of the control systems and spearheads new developments to improve performance and reliability, enabling UAVs and UGVs to operate in adverse environmental conditions and navigate tighter, more complex environments.

Justin first started operating UAVs as a hobby in the early 2000s, which inspired his joint pursuit of engineering and aviation. He now holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania where his research pushed the frontiers of vision-based control, dynamic motion planning, and physical manipulation using UAVs. Justin joined the Exyn team in 2017 and has been a Robotics Engineer, Principal Robotics Engineer, and a Technical Lead.