Colloqium #15

March 2020


“Drones and autonomy - “Flying brains or airborne lemmings?”

Two main question normally decide on the business and the legal success of the organizations - does the idea make sense and offer a sustainable business and will operations follow the rules. The speaker invites thinkers from science, art and humanities to dig deeper into the question, what the society needs and accepts: “Flying brains or airborne lemmings?” DURING ‘THE SESSION

On a lighter note, this man in Cyrus found a clever way to walk his dog using drone technology.

DRONE WALKS DOG: Amid a government-mandated lockdown due to coronavirus in Cyprus, one man found a clever way to walk his dog, Oliver, while adhering to safety measures.

— ABC News (@ABC) March 20, 2020"



Michael Wieland: Michael Wieland studied electrical engineering at Technische Hochschule Nürnberg, developed one of the first MBA programs in Germany at Steinbeis Hochschule and graduated at this university in entrepreneurship himself. He is a training expert for executives, operations and event manager, as well as private pilot.

Currently he acts as head of the Association for Unmanned Aviation UAV DACH with 211 members from industry, university and operators of drones. Before that he founded several companies, including a UAS start-up for the integration of drones into the airspace. In addition to academic development, he always acted interdisciplinary and specialized in thinking and acting in an industry- and technology-agnostic way. Initiatives and founders ask him for advice and use his network to mediate between high tech and users, lawyers, legislators, and companies.Through coaching he helps young entrepreneurs in leadership and strategy. With his flying experience in sports planes, gliders and with drones he offers managers to test themselves in stressful situations.

He is an instructor for drone pilots according to LuftVO §21d and author of the rules of unmanned aviation. As an active member he is involved in the standardization groups of DIN NL131-01-04, the working group for unmanned aircraft of the VDI, ISO TC20/SC16, as head of SG3 at ASD-STAN D5WG8, and represents the industry in JARUS SCB Group 12 “at large”.

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