7–11 January 2019
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego,
San Diego, California

Headlines from the 2018 AIAA SciTech Forum


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AIAA President Jim Maser kicks off the 2018 AIAA SciTech Forum Jan. 8 in Kissimmee, Fla.

Friday, 12 January 2018, 3:00 p.m. EST

Human-Machine Teaming Transforming Aerospace

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

With computing power rapidly approaching that of the human brain, the availability of low-cost sensors and dramatic improvements in autonomy...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018, 8:30 p.m. EST

Human-Machine Teams Need a Little Trust to Work

by Michele McDonald, AIAA Communications

Work in machine intelligence crosses such disciplines as neuroscience, cognitive science, cognitive architectures...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018, 3:45 p.m. EST

Immersive Technologies Capable of Revolutionizing Aerospace

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

Advancements in immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality will revolutionize and streamline many processes in the aerospace industry...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018, 2:30 p.m. EST

Design and Visualization Move Into New Virtual Worlds

by Hannah Thoreson, AIAA social media coordinator

Design and visualization environments are changing fast, and digital natives are changing design environments, panelists said...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018, 8:30 a.m. EST

Regulatory and Operational Challenges of On-Demand Mobility

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

Overcoming regulatory and operational barriers to achieve the dream of high-density urban mobility requires close collaboration between...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:00 p.m. EST

Tech Challenges of On-Demand Mobility

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

Technologies that led to the boom in consumer drones are making it possible for companies to build a new generation...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 7:00 p.m. EST

Mainstreaming Urban Air Mobility

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

Companies are building and testing electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or eVTOLs, to ferry people above car traffic...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:00 a.m. EST

Crowdsourcing the Future of Aerospace

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

Organizations like NASA, DARPA and even intelligence agencies are increasingly challenging the professional community or general public...

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 8:30 p.m. EST

Big Data Spurs Bedeviling Questions

by Michele McDonald, AIAA Communications

An influx of data, driven in part by tiny sensors, is creating a big data transformation that promises to help the aerospace industry...

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 6:00 p.m. EST

Big Data’s Power Starting to Reach Potential

by Michele McDonald, AIAA Communications

The aerospace industry can be a leader in how best to apply big data to real-world critical missions, speakers discussed in a series of presentations...

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 5:45 p.m. EST

Astronaut John Young Remembered at AIAA SciTech

During a plenary session Jan. 9 at the 2018 AIAA SciTech Forum in Kissimmee, Florida, the institute had a moment of silence for retired U.S. Navy Capt. John Young, who died Jan. 5 at age 87.

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 8:15 a.m. EST

Digital Disruption in Aerospace

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

Digital innovation that changed daily life with smartphones and cloud computing is now breaking technical barriers in space and aviation...

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Monday, 8 January 2018, 7:15 p.m. EST

Digital Engineering Transforming Manufacturing

by Michele McDonald, AIAA Communications

In the dawn of digital engineering, the challenges are daunting, but the rewards extend far beyond manufacturing, panelists said Jan. 8...

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Monday, 8 January 2018, 6:15 p.m. EST

Aerospace Industry Should Lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

Many challenges need to be overcome to bring to fruition the full benefits of the digital enterprise business model, and there is no sector better-suited for leading this charge than aerospace...

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