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  • Offering leading industry insights
  • Providing resources for members’ growth
  • Identifying new markets
  • Removing roadblocks to innovation
  • Advocating for safety issues
  • Improving the public perception of our technologies
  • Advancing the utility and effectiveness of unmanned systems and robotics


Premium members of AUVSI gain access to AUVSI’s core benefits of advocacy, education and market growth as well as strategic leadership opportunities, full data access and unrivaled visibility. Premium members help shape policy at the federal, state and local levels; gain exceptional visibility online, in print, and at key events; and equip all their employees with access to all of AUVSI’s publications, resources and events.


Enhanced members of AUVSI supplement the core benefits of advocacy, education and market growth with expanded data access, thought leadership and added exposure. All employees of the organization have access to AUVSI’s publications, resources, and events.


Standard members of AUVSI secure the core benefits of advocacy, education and market growth. All employees of the organization have access to AUVSI’s publications, resources, and events.


Board of DirectorsThe AUVSI Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the Association. The board determines the mission and focus of AUVSI, sets year and long-term goals and objectives, reviews new programs and initiatives, approves the annual operating plan and budget, and monitors the ongoing financial affairs of the organization.

Advocacy CommitteeThe advocacy committee sets the legislative and regulatory priorities for the Association based on input and feedback from the membership. The committee focuses at the federal level and develops policy positions and talking points to enable all AUVSI members to speak with a unified voice as advocates for the growth of the unmanned systems industry.

State and Federal Policy InitiativeThis initiative addresses legislative and regulatory issues facing the unmanned systems community at the state and local levels of government, ensuring alignment with federal policy precedent. By monitoring policy developments around the country, they are able to leverage the work of the advocacy committee to assert the Association’s policy priorities through direct intervention and or activation of grassroots support via the Chapter network.

Remote Pilots Council

Remote Pilots CouncilThe AUVSI Remote Pilots Council provides a forum for remote pilots to engage directly with one another and the FAA. The Remote Pilots Council seeks to provide feedback on real-world operations, better understand the FAA waiver process and offer suggestions for increased efficiency, discuss operational challenges and potential solutions from within the industry, and prioritize needs for additional regulation. The council meets at the local and regional level in coordination with AUVSI chapters

Counter-UAS CouncilThe AUVSI Counter-UAS Council is a forum for stakeholders to discuss how to mitigate malicious, irresponsible, and reckless operations through Counter-UAS measures. Our goal is to identify public policy and innovative technology solutions that will ensure safe and secure UAS operations in the nation’s airspace. This initiative directly supports the Association’s mission of ensuring the safe and responsible use of unmanned systems technologies.

AUVSI ChaptersAUVSI chapters enable members to connect with their local unmanned systems community throughout the year, providing a variety of networking and educational opportunities at a local and regional level across the U.S. and around the world. Chapters are volunteer led and memberships reflect the diversity of the broader AUVSI network, including industry professionals, academics and government officials. Many chapters are also involved in advocating for the industry at the state and local government levels.

Unmanned Systems MagazinePublished monthly, Unmanned Systems magazine highlights current global developments and unveils new technologies in air, ground, maritime, robotics and space systems. The publication encompasses civil, commercial and defense markets worldwide. Enhanced and Premium members have advertising opportunities included with their memberships.Advertising Options


AUVSI’s eBriefDelivered to your inbox every week, AUVSI’s eBrief is an electronic newsletter that provides the latest global developments, critical industry intelligence, technology trends and industry announcements.Advertising Options

Daily Ebrief

Daily eBriefDelivered by email every weekday, the Daily eBrief is a round-up of the latest news stories in the unmanned systems and robotics industry to provide near-real-time insights on market trends.

AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems and Robotics DatabaseAUVSI has assembled a comprehensive and searchable database of all unmanned vehicles and robotic products operating in the air, ground and maritime domains – the largest of its kind. This database provides up-to-date, detailed information on unmanned vehicles and robotic products and unparalleled access to data spanning civil, commercial and military markets. Premium members receive full access and all other members receive a discount to subscribe.

Know Before You Fly

Know Before You FlyEducating prospective users on the safe and responsible operation of UAS, Know Before You Fly was founded in partnership with AUVSI and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and is supported by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Information covers both recreational and commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems and is distributed through the channels of over 100 partner organizations.

AUVSI’s Career CenterFind the talent you’re looking for in the unmanned systems and robotics industry or a position to take you to the next step in your career. All organizational memberships include unlimited postings and Premium members’ postings are highlighted within the center.

State Legislation MapThis interactive map provides detailed information about unmanned systems legislation in your state and around the U.S. This robust tool allows you to search for active legislation, view the history of bills in your state, keep tabs on UAS or autonomous vehicle legislation, and track the current legislative landscape across the entire United States.

AUVSI ReportsAUVSI provides in-depth reports on issues facing the unmanned systems and robotics industry, including our Commercial UAS Exemptions Interactive Report and The Economic Impact of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the United States.

NOVUS UnmannedAUVSI Novus Unmanned, powered by the Investorfest Venture Acceleration Program, will bring together top investors and investment-ready startups seeking early stage backing exclusively in the unmanned and autonomous space to explore innovation and funding. READ MORE

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Unmanned Systems - Defense. Security. ProtectionThe most comprehensive government-focused event within the unmanned systems industry – bringing together defense leaders, government decision makers and technology experts responsible for unmanned systems, intelligent robotics and components.READ MORE

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AUVSI XPONENTIALThis premier event unites the largest global community of drone, intelligent robotics and unmanned systems leaders to shape the future of the industry. Featuring the largest and most comprehensive trade show, this event is the spot to learn from daily keynotes with tech visionaries and 200+ world-class sessions as well as connect with 8,500+ industry pros and business experts from 20+ industries.READ MORE

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Automated Vehicles SymposiumThe Automated Vehicles Symposium convenes industry, government, and academia from around the world to address complex technology, operations, and policy issues. 1,500 thought leaders meet over 3 days to move us toward safe, automated mobility. The symposium is produced in partnership with the Transportation Research Board (TRB).READ MORE


AUVSI WebinarsAUVSI’s webinar series brings important industry updates and innovations right to your desk. These programs address the issues that matter most to the industry including regulations, use cases and emerging topics such as counter UAS technology and autonomous vehicles.READ MORE

Hill Day and Annual Science and Technology FairProvides an opportunity to educate members of Congress and their staffs about the benefits of unmanned systems technology, how this market is contributing to the nation’s economy, and the role legislation plays in helping advance our industry. The event concludes with the Annual Science and Technology Fair where AUVSI members display some of the latest unmanned systems and robotics innovations. Welcome Back Congress Reception Held in January each year, this reception is an opportunity to network with and educate members of Congress, their staffs and others on the growing unmanned systems and robotics industry. State Capital Advocacy Days Held throughout the year in various states, the State Capital Advocacy Days are a chance to educate state lawmakers on the unmanned systems industry.

RobonationThe AUVSI Foundation, RoboNation, hosts and sponsors five different annual competitions to challenge students to design, build and deploy air, ground and maritime autonomous unmanned systems. RoboNation is a separate tax-exempt, 501(c)3 public charity that provides students with hands-on robotics activities designed to fuel and sustain their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).READ MORE