Verity’s Failsafe scooped AUVSI’s award for best software. (Verity AG)

AUVSI Announces Unmanned Systems Technology Innovation Winners

Winners for the third annual XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) were announced at a virtual ceremony on October 6. Recipients represent the accomplishments by companies, organizations and individuals across the unmanned systems community. 

Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI, said the XCELLENCE awards recognize companies and individuals who are achieving remarkable results with unmanned systems technology to benefit communities.

The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards honor innovators with a demonstrated commitment to advancing autonomy, leading and promoting safe adoption of unmanned systems and developing programs that use these technologies to save lives and improve the human condition. Winners were awarded across six technology innovation categories:

Commercial/Enterprise Operation or Solution

First Place: UPS, UPS Flight Forward Drone Delivery 

Second Place: Matternet, Inc., Matternet M2 Medical Logistics UAS 

Third Place: Iris Automation, Casia 

Hardware Platform

First Place: Air Force Research Laboratory-led Team, SkyVision Ground-Based Detect and Avoid System

Second Place: FIRST iZ, FIRST PortTM 

Third Place: Kongsberg Maritime, HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle 

Hardware Component

First Place: LightWare Lidar, SF45 microLiDAR 

Second Place: Velodyne Lidar, Inc., Velabit TM 

Third Place: Ouster, Inc., OS2-128 

Services 

First Place: InNovo Partners, LLC, iPaaS – InNovo Platform as a Service 

Second Place: SqwaQ, SqwaQbox 

Software

First Place: Verity, Failsafe by Verity

Second Place: Airbus, Project Wayfinder 

Third Place: Perceptive Automata, Bringing Human Intuition to Autonomous Trucks

XCELLENCE in Innovation 

First Place: Iris Automation, Casia

Second Place: Emesent, Hovermap 

Third Place: Dynetics, The Gremlins Program 

Read the announcement at AUVSI

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