International Aerial Robotics Competition

Ages:Undergraduate

Types:Tournament, Performance

Categories:Coding & Computer Science, Robotics, STEM

Scope:International

Registration Closes
Jun 1, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

The primary purpose of the IARC is to move the state-of-the-art in aerial robotics forward through the creation of significant and useful mission challenges that are considered 'impossible' at the time that they are proposed. The IARC is not a "spectator sport," but rather a "technology sport." Numerous teams have demonstrated systems that have been of interest to industry and government, leading to sponsorship and contract opportunities.

The current MISSION 9 challenges teams to demonstrate new behaviors, some of which are extensions of past missions and some that have never before been attempted in any past IARC mission. These include:

  • Precision manipulation of large objects (NEW)
  • Fast outdoor operations over long distance (extension of MISSION 4)
  • Interaction with moving frames of reference (extension of MISSION 7)
  • Aerial robotic repair of mobile platforms (NEW)
  • Optical recognition (extension of MISSIONS 5, 6, 8)
  • Using ONLY onboard computing (NEW)
Each team is required to submit a journal-quality paper (written in English) documenting its project. This paper will be ranked by the Judges on a scale of 0 to 100 points depending on technical quality (0 points minimum for submitting a credible paper or for those not submitting a paper by the deadline).

See competition website.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.aerialroboticscompetition.org/

Managing Organization: AUVSI Foundation

Contact:

info@auvsifoundation.org

Entry Fee: (1500 U.S. Dollars - American Venue, or 10,800 RMB - Asia/ Pacific Venue)

Eligibility:
University students across the world. Teams must be based at a university and must have an identified academic faculty advisor. Only one team per university unit is allowed to compete, and each team must have uniquely-developed aerial robotic hardware (no sharing of aerial robots). Teams may be comprised of a combination of students, faculty, industrial partners, or government partners. Students may be undergraduate and/or graduate students. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged (EE, AE, ME, etc.). Members from industry, government agencies (or universities, in the case of faculty) may participate, however full-time students must be associated with each team. The student members of a joint team must make significant contributions to the development of their entry. Only the student component of each team will be eligible for the cash awards. Since Mission 9 of the International Aerial Robotics Competition will run until the mission is complete, anyone who is enrolled in a college or university as a full-time student (as defined by their university) any time during or after the calendar year that the team originally made application for Mission 9, is qualified to be a “student” team member.

Registration Closes
Jun 1, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

The primary purpose of the IARC is to move the state-of-the-art in aerial robotics forward through the creation of significant and useful mission challenges that are considered 'impossible' at the time that they are proposed. The IARC is not a "spectator sport," but rather a "technology sport." Numerous teams have demonstrated systems that have been of interest to industry and government, leading to sponsorship and contract opportunities.

Process

The current MISSION 9 challenges teams to demonstrate new behaviors, some of which are extensions of past missions and some that have never before been attempted in any past IARC mission. These include:
  • Precision manipulation of large objects (NEW)
  • Fast outdoor operations over long distance (extension of MISSION 4)
  • Interaction with moving frames of reference (extension of MISSION 7)
  • Aerial robotic repair of mobile platforms (NEW)
  • Optical recognition (extension of MISSIONS 5, 6, 8)
  • Using ONLY onboard computing (NEW)
Each team is required to submit a journal-quality paper (written in English) documenting its project. This paper will be ranked by the Judges on a scale of 0 to 100 points depending on technical quality (0 points minimum for submitting a credible paper or for those not submitting a paper by the deadline).

Criteria

See competition website.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.aerialroboticscompetition.org/

Managing Organization: AUVSI Foundation

Contact:

info@auvsifoundation.org

Entry Fee: (1500 U.S. Dollars - American Venue, or 10,800 RMB - Asia/ Pacific Venue)

Eligibility:
University students across the world. Teams must be based at a university and must have an identified academic faculty advisor. Only one team per university unit is allowed to compete, and each team must have uniquely-developed aerial robotic hardware (no sharing of aerial robots). Teams may be comprised of a combination of students, faculty, industrial partners, or government partners. Students may be undergraduate and/or graduate students. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged (EE, AE, ME, etc.). Members from industry, government agencies (or universities, in the case of faculty) may participate, however full-time students must be associated with each team. The student members of a joint team must make significant contributions to the development of their entry. Only the student component of each team will be eligible for the cash awards. Since Mission 9 of the International Aerial Robotics Competition will run until the mission is complete, anyone who is enrolled in a college or university as a full-time student (as defined by their university) any time during or after the calendar year that the team originally made application for Mission 9, is qualified to be a “student” team member.

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Jun 1, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York