Carleton-CASI-Skymeet Area X.O Drone Event

June 26, 2024 at 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location:Area X.O

Carleton’s UTILI Program, CASI Ottawa Branch and SkyMeet are excited to be hosting a special joint in-person event at InvestOttawa’s Area X.O testing facility featuring special guest InDro Robotics.  This event will include a walking tour of Area X.O ‘s unique testing and partnership facilities and then a seminar from InDro Robotics on their innovation activities in ground and aerial robotics.

This is an in-person only event with very limit spots on a first-come/first-served basis.  Space is limited to members of CASI, Area X.O, Carleton/UTILI students/staff/faculty, and members of SkyMeet.

Agenda (6:30-8:30)

  • Arrival (arrive at main gate by 6:15 to allow time for check-in)
  • Site safety briefing and Introduction to Area X.O by InvestOttawa staff and walking facility tour
  • Special guest talk by InDro Robotics ( on their drone and advanced robotics technology, drone operations and training/testing partnership with Area X.O.
  • Introduction to the new Drone Sport and volunteerism initiative by the SkyMeet team.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Your spot will only be confirmed by email prior to the event along with instructions on accessing Area X.O through the secure gate.

About InDro Robotics:

InDro Robotics, with offices in Victoria, BC and Ottawa, ON is a Canadian leader in RPAS and ground robotics, specializing in research and development, complex operations and training. Our comprehensive team includes engineers, system integration and maintenance specialists, crewed and un-crewed pilots, flight instructors and post-secondary instructors.

Our vision is to revolutionize the way industries operate by providing cutting-edge solutions that enhance efficiency, productivity, and safety while reducing costs and environmental impact. We leverage the latest advancements in robotics, artificial intelligence, and data analytics to unlock the full potential of unmanned systems, enabling our customers to achieve their goals faster, safer, and more sustainably than ever before.

About your Hosts:

Area X.O is the all-weather experimentation and R&D complex in Canada’s Capital that enables and accelerates the safe and secure development, testing, validation, demonstration and application of next-generation smart mobility, connectivity, and autonomy technologies. Combining diverse expertise with Ottawa’s telecom and cybersecurity strengths as a tech hub, Area X.O helps startups, scaleups, SMEs and their collaborators address grand challenges and opportunities, and accelerate time to market. It fuels the creation, commercialization and adoption of breakthrough innovations that benefit our community, economy, and environment. These applications span many priority sectors where Canada has the potential to increase its share of lucrative domestic and global markets. These include intelligent transportation; telecom; ICT; smart agriculture; environment and natural resources; defence, security, and public safety; aerospace and unmanned aerial vehicles; and smart buildings and cities. This R&D is also helping to attract new global talent, companies and investment into our region and Canada.  Established and managed by Invest Ottawa and evolving from the Ottawa L5 Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Test Facility established in 2019 to Area X.O in 2020, this multidisciplinary and multisectoral R&D complex leverages critical support from world-class founding partners. These include the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the City of Ottawa, Accenture, BlackBerry QNX, Ericsson, Microsoft, Nokia, and Ottawa’s post-secondary institutions.

Carleton is home to the NSERC CREATE Uninhabited aircraft systems Training, Innovation and Leadership Initiative (UTILI), a graduate training program to teach students about the safe and effective use of drone technologies (

SkyMeet is a monthly meeting for remote piloting enthusiasts.  Each meeting includes items such as presentations, informal networking and comparing notes as well as some fun contests, flying or otherwise.  In this new industry, many never have to chance to meet peers discuss, compare, notes, help each other.  Members of this free event include Pilots, Photo/Videographers, Inspectors, Surveyors, Farmers, First Responders, SFOC Authors and Managers and so on (

CASI (Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute) is a not-for-profit scientific and technical organisation devoted to the advancement of the art, science engineering and applications relating to aeronautics, astronautics, and associated technologies and their applications. The Institute consists of Branches across Canada and specialist Sections that cater to specific areas (

This event will be recorded.

June 26 Carleton-CASI-SkyMeet Area X.O Drone Event

Sign up form for the in person joint Carleton-CASI-SkyMeet Drone Event at InvestOttawa's Area X.O featuring InDro Robotics.