Welcome to the AUVSI Pathfinder website. As we celebrate nearly 30 years as a Chapter in 2019, we are truly grateful for the continuous support provided by our partners, sponsors, members and the unmanned community here in the Tennessee Valley. Since the AUVSI Pathfinder Chapter was established, the Pathfinder Chapter has positioned itself at the forefront of the unmanned community.
Guided by our Chapter objectives to: a) Provide an organization for individuals who have a common interest in, and who wish to foster and expand, the domain of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, b) Advance technology, c) Exchange ideas and information in the field of Unmanned Vehicle Systems and to recognize the advances and contributions thereto, and d) Promote the education of the membership and the general public in the field of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, e) Document the history of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, we have continued to challenge ourselves to provide opportunities for our members and the local community through our annual symposium, grant programs, support of local robotics events and our partnership with the AUVSI Pathfinder student chapter at the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH).
I am honored to be able to build on the strong foundation established by our previous president and board members. My journey in the unmanned community started in the US Army in 1994 and I have been blessed to be able to remain in this industry for most of my professional career. The friendships and mentorships that the AUVSI Pathfinder Chapter has provided for me are significant and enduring and it gives me great pleasure to see those same types of relationships established at our monthly meetings and annual events.
If you are considering joining a world class organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics, the AUVSI Pathfinder Chapter welcomes you.