Joining the push to make the drone community more gender-inclusive, AUVSI – the leading trade association for autonomy, robotics, and automated air, ground, and maritime vehicle industries – is rebranding itself as the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International.

In addition to dropping the word “unmanned” from its name, the nonprofit organization is also launching a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Advisory Group to celebrate its 50th anniversary year.

AUVSI president and CEO Brian Wynne points out that these initiatives are necessary to support growth within the emerging segments of the uncrewed systems community. Wynne says:

Under our new identity and with a cohesive voice, AUVSI will advance our bold vision of an autonomous future in which uncrewed technologies are integrated into society and provide lasting public and economic benefits.

Mignonne Hollis, who serves as the chair of the newly-established AUVSI DE&I Advisory…