Drone X: The Future of Making Things (Drones)

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City and Guilds Building, Imperial College London

Imperial College Rd, Kensington

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SW7 2BB

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DroneX is a series of talks with leading experts about how drones are disrupting traditional industries. The idea spun from the thought “What would happen if we use drones in X?”.

In DroneX: The Future of Making Things (Drones), we have Autodesk presenting on the future of 3D manufacturing using technologies such as artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing and generative design. Myminifactory, a curated 3D-printing platform, will present on their community development, open source CAD repository and CAD design competitions. They will also run through the (endless) opportunities in 3D printing your own mini-quadcopter. DroneSoc will also showcase a fully assembled drone from a structured workshop they are running for Imperial College students, and the key steps in how to build your own quadcopter.

Registered attendees will be notified of the room location in Imperial College.

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19:00 - 19:15 DroneSoc on "Building Your Own Quadcopter"

DroneSoc will be showcasing their fully assembled drone from a structured workshop they are running for Imperial College students and elaborating on the society’s ambitions. Nathan Davey, one of the cofounders of the society who has done undergraduate research at the prestigious Aerial Robotics Lab at Imperial, will also elaborate on the key components and competencies required to build a drone from scratch.

Nathan Davey, DroneSoc Committee

19:15 - 19:30 Autodesk on "The Future of Making Things"

How AI, generative design and additive manufacturing is democratizing accessibility to manufacturing and rapid prototyping.

Steven Parkinson, Education Manager, Autodesk

19:30 – 19:45 Myminifactory on "Open-source 3D Printing"

MyMiniFactory, which launched in 2013, is the world’s leading curated social platform for 3D printable objects. Kind of like the YouTube for 3D printing.

Rob Lindsay, Product Manager, Myminifactory

19:45 – 20:00 Ubuntu (Canonical) on "Powering Robotics Systems"

Ubuntu, the most popular robotic development environment for everything from autonomous drones to self-driving cars. A platform able to deliver applications with regular and reliable upgrades improving your drones in the field, with a fail-safe update system. Ubuntu sharply focuses on predictability, reliability and security while at the same time enables developer freedom and control. And it is open source!

Pedro Coca, Technical Manager, Canonical

20:00 – 20:30 Networking and drinks

Baguettes provided.

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City and Guilds Building, Imperial College London

Imperial College Rd, Kensington

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SW7 2BB

United Kingdom

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