Block Island Times

What is that thing?

What is that thing? Come find out Tuesday, July 20, at 7 p.m., when the Block Island Maritime Institute welcomes back Professor and retired Navy Captain JohnJackson, speaking on “Drones that fly, swim and crawl.”Professor Jackson, the E.A Sperry Chair of Unmanned and Robotic Systems at the Naval War College will discuss the past, present, and future uses of robotic and unmanned systems, both in the military services and in private use. His fast-paced and fact-filled presentation will discuss the systems involved, the operational challenges they address, and the legal and ethical ramifications of their use. Known by many as the “Duke of Drones,” he will draw from his recent book “One Nation, Under Drones,” to address everything you always wanted to know about drones, but were afraid to ask.Jackson is a senior professor in the Naval War College College of Distance Education. He teaches in the area of national security affairs. Since 2006 he has served as the program manager for the Chief of Naval Operations professional reading program.
Retiring as a Navy Captain in 1998 after 27 years of service in the logistics and graduate education fields, he holds a bachelor’s degree in speech and communications

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