Episode 45: Integrating Emerging and Cross-Cutting Technologies: Autonomous with Zackary Nicklin

Podcast Guest: Zackary Nicklin, National Center For Autonomous Technologies,
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Instructor, Northland Community and Technical College

January 2024
Episode 45: Show Notes, Slides, Transcript

In this debut episode of our extended podcast/webinar series, we take off on an enlightening journey as we navigate autonomous technologies with special guest Zackary Nicklin of the National Center for Autonomous Technologies. 

Episode Highlights:

  • Exploring Autonomous Technologies: Join us as we delve into the transformative concept of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). Zackary shares his expertise on the implementation of autonomous systems across industries with valuable commentary about it as it relates to the ever-evolving technological landscape.

  • Advanced Air Mobility (AAM): Discover the future of transportation with Zackary’s AAM. From programmable routes to sensors and driverless vehicles, we explore the potential impact on last-mile delivery, personal mobility, and beyond.

  • Core Electronics Class Proposal: Learn about Northland College’s proposal for a core electronics class, aiming to streamline coursework and expose students to diverse career pathways. Zackary discusses the challenges and opportunities of implementing this innovative educational approach.

  • Industry Applicability and Data Analytics: Explore the broad applicability of autonomous technologies across marine, agriculture, and space sectors. Dive into the importance of standardization, data analytics, and the role of these technologies in shaping various industries.

Exciting News!
Our Podcast Interviews are now available on YouTube!

Zachary Nicklin

Zackary Nicklin joined the US Army in 2003. He began his career as an Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Maintainer/Integrator and moved into the UAS space in 2005. His career has involved fielding and maintaining state of the art intelligence collection and dissemination systems, both airborne and ground based.</span>

Zack is currently the primary UAS instructor across Northland Community and Technical College’s UAS programs. He holds numerous industry recognized certifications along with three Associate degrees, a Bachelor’s in Applied Engineering and he is currently completing a Master’s degree in Unmanned Systems at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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