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Adi Singh

Principal Scientist, Ford Motor Company

Adi Singh is the global research lead for aerial robotics and UAV systems at Ford. At the company's Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto, he spearheads strategic innovations in drone technology that apply UAVs to automotives via physical, functional and systems integration. Adi established Fordís research program on drones, and has been critical in formulating the companyís product development roadmap in the area. He was Fordís first FAA-licensed Part 107 pilot, and under his leadership, the company's Palo Alto campus was designated as a FAA UAV Operating Area.

As Ford's primary representative to the Federal Aviation Administration, Adi is instrumental in bringing the voice of the automotive industry to the aviation community on policy issues affecting commercial drones, law enforcement and homeland security. He currently sits on the FAA UAS Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee.

Adi's present research initiatives center around enhancing the underlying capabilities of unmanned systems to support multiple modular applications of flight in ground-based vehicles.