XPONENTIAL - Amazon Prime Air Co-Founder to Speak at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016

Gur Kimchi to address largest trade show for unmanned systems and robotics industry

ARLINGTON, Va., April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gur Kimchi, co-founder and vice president of Amazon Prime Air, will deliver a keynote presentation at AUVSI's XPONENTIAL 2016, the largest trade show for the unmanned systems and robotics industry. Kimchi will address a general session of industry leaders at the conference in New Orleans on Tuesday, May 3 at 9 a.m. CDT.


Prime Air is Amazon's future UAS delivery system, designed to safely transport packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. Amazon is currently testing several Prime Air prototypes at facilities in the United States and around the world. In his role as co-founder and vice president, Kimchi leads a growing team of aviation, robotics, hardware and software experts in the development of Prime Air vehicles, systems and operations.

Kimchi joins John T. Chambers, executive chairman and former CEO of Cisco Systems; General David G. Perkins, commander of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command; and Michael P. Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration as a keynote speaker at XPONENTIAL.

XPONENTIAL 2016 also will include a general session panel of industry thought leaders discussing the future of unmanned systems. U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, chairman of the House aviation subcommittee; Frank Kelley, deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for Unmanned Systems; Marke Gibson, senior advisor for UAS integration at the FAA; and Dr. John Cavolowsky, director of NASA's Airspace Systems Program, will serve on the panel, which will be moderated by AUVSI President and CEO Brian Wynne.

XPONENTIAL 2016 will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from May 2 to 5 and offer over 200 educational sessions, providing information about the future of unmanned systems policy, regulations and technology. The XPONENTIAL exhibit hall will showcase over 600 cutting-edge companies, representing more than 20 industries. Award-winning journalist Miles O'Brien, the science correspondent for PBS NewsHour, will serve as the host of XPONENTIAL.

For more information about XPONENTIAL 2016, visit www.xponential.org.

To view this media announcement online, please visit http://bit.ly/1reGsu5.

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) — the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics — represents more than 7,500 members from more than 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets.

Featured Product

E4T & S4T Miniature Optical Kit Encoders - Available in CPRs up to 500

E4T & S4T Miniature Optical Kit Encoders - Available in CPRs up to 500

High resolution. Limited space. Not a problem for our latest miniature encoders that provides precise feedback and is easy to install within smaller-sized applications. Now available in 400 and 500 CPRs. Coming in at about the size of a nickel, we've added our proprietary Opto-ASIC sensor technology and improved quadrature for even greater motion control. Product Features: 10 resolutions up to 360 CPR, plus new 400 and 500 CPR resolution; 288 configurations available, including single and differential output; Compact form factor • 0.866 inch (in) / 22.00 millimeter (mm) package outside diameter • 0.446 in / 11.33 mm package height • Fits NEMA 8, 11, 14 and 17 motors; Simple and efficient assembly process • Four-piece construction • Push-on hub disk design, patent pending; 100 kilohertz frequency response; Shafted version up to 0.25 in / 6.25 mm diameter.