What is the Autonomy Institute

A Sematech for Autonomy and AI at the edge. Where Sematech was a government, industry, academia collaboration to revive the semiconductor industry in the US, the Autonomy Institute is a government, industry, academia and public alliance to create the policies, industry, jobs and community benefits of autonomy, starting with the Intelligent and Autonomous Infrastructure that is the equivalent of the Eisenhower Interstate Highways.

Though Sematech didn’t’ need infrastructure, the Autonomy Institute does. There is a tsunami of technology coming to cities and it needs leadership to assure it meets community needs. That’s where the Public-Private Partnership (P3) comes in to deploy Public Infrastructure Network Nodes (PINN). The PINN will be as critical to a city as roads, power, telecommunications, and water infrastructure.

Autonomous Mobility will drive New State and Federal Policy.

Local governments are struggling today with permitting disparate systems that need to be a single open and intelligent infrastructure. The integration process is ready for a jump start and it is vital to our national competitiveness and security. The country that does this well first will likely capture the preponderance of the economic benefit.

The Autonomy Institute will provide a reference architectures and blueprints for the development of Autonomous Infrastructure Labs, Autonomous Mobility Corridors, and full Autonomous City deployments. This will stimulate mutual testing and development regions to advance autonomous system deployment.

Board and Advisors

Rand Arnold
Rand ArnoldExecutive Director, CEO of AVAI, Director Echelon
Karen E. Willcox
Karen E. Willcox Director of Oden Institute Aerospace Engineering UT Austin
Marke F. “Hoot” Gibson
Marke F. “Hoot” GibsonRet. Mj General, CEO of NUAIR, FAA,, Space
John-Paul Clarke
John-Paul ClarkeProfessor Aerospace, MIT and Georgia Tech
Sherri Greenberg
Sherri GreenbergClinical Professor; Fellow of Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Government; Graduate Adviser, Master of Public Affairs
Robert Spalding
Robert SpaldingHudson Institute, General Air Force, Q Networks, NSC
Phil Kenul
Phil KenulNOAA Rear Admiral (ret) , ASTM F38 Chairman
Brent Skorup
Brent SkorupSenior Research Fellow Mercatus Center
Robert Hebner
Robert HebnerDirector, UT Austin Center for Electromechanics
Alex Goldberg
Alex GoldbergChief Innovation Officer Texas Military Department
Jungah Lee
Jungah LeeFounder, Aura Intelligent Systems
Dyan Gibbens
Dyan GibbensCEO Trumbull Unmanned, Air Force, UAV/UAS
Thayne Coffman
Thayne CoffmanDoD AI & Machine Learning, Sensor Fusion
Karen Lightman
Karen LightmanExecutive Director, Metro21
David Bruemmer
David BruemmerFounder of W8less, Adaptive Motion, 5D Robotics
Jim Colson
Jim ColsonCTO CUBIC, IBM Fellow, CTO of Watson
Ted Miller
Ted MillerFounder and CEO of Crown Castle, President 4M
Jeffrey DeCoux
Jeffrey DeCouxAutonomy Institute / CEO of ATRIUS
Rebecca Slick Hunter
Rebecca Slick HunterGovernment Affairs, SpaceX, Crown Castle
James K. “Red” Brown
James K. “Red” BrownMajor General (ret) The adjutant general TMD
Jeffrey Buchanan
Jeffrey BuchananRetired General Army of the North
David Whitley
David WhitleyCEO Gregory Strategies Prior Texas Secretary of State
Brett Spicer
Brett SpicerGovernment Relations, Public Safety, Legislative
Paul Workman
Paul WorkmanPrior State Representative, Public Policy, Construction
Reed Clay
Reed ClayCEO Crestline, Prior Chief Operating Officer for Texas
Night Keyes
Night KeyesP3 Executive, General Counsel
Lloyd Walker
Lloyd WalkerIndustry executive, Fortune 500 industrial design
Don Berchoff
Don BerchoffCEO, TruWeather Solutions
Andrew Carter
Andrew CarterPresident and Co-Founder of ResilienX
Bill Boas
Bill BoasHPC Expert, Prior OpenFabrics, Cray, LL Lab