AUVSI is the world's largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. Serving more than 7,500 members from government organizations, industry and academia, AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing and promoting unmanned systems and robotics technologies. AUVSI members support the defense, civil and commercial sectors.






By becoming an AUVSI member, you will gain access to the world's largest unmanned systems community. From exclusive networking events to exciting business development opportunities, our experts can help you navigate the ever-evolving world of unmanned systems. Among your benefits you will receive exclusive access to:


  • Vital industry data and information including subscriptions to Unmanned Systems magazine, eBrief and the Daily Robot, a daily news email.
  • Forums to discuss ideas, solutions and experiences with colleagues and potential customers.
  • Networking opportunities with professionally like-minded individuals and key industry government figures.
  • Discounts on AUVSI's XPONENTIAL and Unmanned Systems Defense Protection Security and FREE access to AUVSI's Webinar Series.
  • Access to AUVSI's Members-Only community.







AUVSI represents the views of the unmanned systems and robotics community to government officials, regulators, media and the public. On behalf of our membership we are committed to shaping global policy by advocating on behalf of the unmanned systems and robotics community, monitoring legislation and assessing the global impact of the industry to ensure that obstacles to advancing and fielding these technologies are removed. We represent the industry in congressional hearings, participate in coalitions and rulemaking committees, and collaborate with various trade associations and stakeholders to serve and achieve the interests of our industry.





AUVSI NOVUS Unmanned 2017

AUVSI 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.


AUVSI Unmanned Systems – Defense. Protection. Security.

Unmanned Systems—Defense. Protection. Security. is the 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.



This 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.


Automated Vehicles Symposium 2017

The 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).



AUVSI’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.


Publications and News

Unmanned Systems magazine

Unmanned Systems MagazineAUVSI's monthly print publication 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. Unmanned Systems reaches trendsetters, influencers and thought leaders involved in the unmanned systems industry. Unmanned Systems magazine has a worldwide readership of over 27,000 and reaches a highly desirable audience of decision makers and organizations driving the industry forward. This monthly publication provides the very latest news and in-depth information in the world of unmanned systems.Read the latest issue

AUVSI's eBriefAUVSI's weekly eBrief is the premier electronic newsletter in the global unmanned systems and robotics community, averaging more than 40,000 viewers.Subscribe to Ebrief

Additional ResourcesAUVSI'S Unmanned Systems and Robotics Database brings you the world's unmanned systems and robotics - past, present and prototype - in a highly searchable and user-friendly database.Subscribe to learn more