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AUVSI announces XCELLENCE award winners for unmanned technologies

Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) today announced the winners of the fourth annual XCELLENCE Awards during an awards ceremony at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2021. The awards recognize companies, organizations, and individuals that achieved significant accomplishments across the unmanned systems community.

"I congratulate this distinguished group for their tremendous growth during the difficult past year, and look forward to witnessing their future milestones," said Brian Wynne, AUVSI President and CEO. "These organizations are at the leading edge of moving our industry toward a future of assured autonomy by
supporting the integration of unmanned systems in safe, responsible and sustainable way."

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 in each category are listed below.

XCELLENCE in Operations

Enterprise Solutions Deployment and Service Provider
* First Place: UVL Robotics, Inc., Inventory Drones
* Second Place: PABLO AIR Co., Ltd, PAMNet (Pablo Air Mobility Network)
* Third Place: Volansi, Critical Cold-chain Medical Logistics Drone Delivery in North Carolina

XCELLENCE in Technology

Enabling Components & Peripherals
* First Place: Sagetech Avionics, MX12B Micro IFF Transponder
* Second Place: Botlink, Botlink XRD2
* Third Place: Hesai Technology, PandarXT-32

Hardware & Systems Design
* First Place: Embry-Riddle RobotX Team, Embry-Riddle Maritime RobotX Autonomous Vessel System
* Second Place: Connect Tech Inc., Rudi-AGX Embedded System
* Third Place: SBG SYSTEMS, Ellipse-D

Software Design & Coding
* First Place: Exyn Technologies, ExynAI: Omni-platform Software with Level 4 Autonomy
* Second Place: Aloft io Aloft Air Control
* Third Place: SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition Company, SkyGrid Flight Control

XCELLENCE in Innovation
* First Place: Skydio, Skydio 3D Scan
* Second Place: American Robotics, American Robotics Scout System: First FAA Approval for Automated Remote Operation
* Third Place: Robotic Research, Pegasus Mini

Read more: https://www.auvsi.org/auvsi-announces-fourth-annual-xcellence-award-winners

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