UAS Laws, Regulations and Policy

This course will survey the rapidly evolving field of the law and public policy governing the use of autonomous systems of all types of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the national airspace (NAS). The course will proceed based on six “modules” addressing various aspects of the new field of UAS and autonomous vehicle Law. These modules are: (1) Emerging FAA Regulatory Framework; (2) Government Use of UAS, autonomous systems, and the Fourth Amendment; (3) State Regulation of Government and Commercial autonomous systems; (4) Tort Liability for autonomous and UAS Operations; (5) Emerging Frameworks for autonomous systems and Privacy; and (6) Overview of Intellectual Property Issues for the unmanned and autonomous industry. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have a working knowledge of the legal issues relevant to the autonomous vehicle and UAS industry. Prerequisite: None. (3)

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