Mission & Vision


AUVSI is the leading global organization representing both the unmanned systems and robotics communities. AUVSI Pelican Chapter (AUVSI-PC) is the local chapter of AUVSI representing the state of Louisiana.


On behalf of the membership, AUVSI-PC is committed to help shape local, state and national law and public policy that will impact our community by monitoring legislation to ensure that obstacles do not impede the growth and advancement in robotic unmanned systems technology and operations.


AUVSI speaks for the unmanned systems and robotics community as a trusted source of information to government officials, regulators, media and the public. AUVSI represents the industry in governmental hearings, participates in coalitions and collaborates with various trade associations and stakeholders to serve and achieve the interests of the unmanned systems and robotics community.



AUVSI-PC will host a “Day at the Capitol” in Baton Rouge during the Louisiana Legislative session. Moreover, AUVSI-PC officers and members will meet to educate local, state and national lawmakers to promote new ways to employ Air, Marine, Ground (AMG) robotic technology throughout Louisiana and to advocate for the passage of legislation that will foster growth of robotics to the benefit of our members.


AUVSI-PC will work successfully to educate decision makers in the Louisiana Legislature to insure proper regulation and prevent restriction on robotic technology.


AUVSI-PC will identify and schedule meetings with key members and committee leadership in the Louisiana Legislature:

  • Senator Dan Claitor, chairman and primary UAS bill author
  • Senator Troy Carter, positive UAS advocate
  • Representative Stephen Dwight, UAS bill author
  • Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain
  • Governor's Executive Assistant for Coastal Activities Johnny Bradberry


AUVSI-PC members will meet annually with our federal delegation in the Senate and House in Washington, DC. This year we are scheduled to meet with our delegation on 27 September 2016 to advocate for positive legislation that stimulates the growth of AMG robotics in Louisiana.