47 teams given a Go for Deliverable 1 for Medical Rescue 2020

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The UAV Challenge Technical Committee has now completed its reviews of the Deliverable 1 documents from teams that have entered the UAV Challenge Medical Rescue event that will be held in 2020. After some clarifications from some teams, 47 teams have been given a Go decision and progress to the next stage. Those teams have a total of nearly 500 team members. Congratulations to all the teams. A list of the teams can be found on the 2020 Medical Rescue Teams page.

Medical Rescue 2020: Rules update and team registration open

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The UAV Challenge Technical Committee today announced that version 2 of the rules for the 2020 UAV Challenge Medical Rescue competition are now available on the Medical Rescue Page. A full list of changes to the rules can be found on page 4 of v2 of the rules document. We hope that teams are progressing with their designs. A reminder that the Team Registration and Deliverable 1 deadline is 28th August 2019.

The registration form has now been opened. Teams are encouraged to register before they submit their Deliverable 1 document. And remember. Build. Fly. Rescue. Repeat.

Announcing the 2020 Medical Rescue Challenge

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The UAV Challenge organisers are very pleased to announce the UAV Challenge Medical Rescue for 2020. Outback Joe is unlucky again! This time he has had a serious accident in his shed. Medical professionals are rushing to save him but they need a live video feed of Joe as they prepare their rescue while en route. Teams must deploy their unmanned aircraft (and maybe a ground vehicle) to save the day!

We hope that this new UAV Challenge mission will continue to push the UAV community further and continue our own mission of accelerating the use of unmanned aircraft and systems that can save lives.

Go to the Medical Rescue page for full details (indulging Version 1 of the rules).

Rules released for 2019 Airborne Delivery Challenge

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We are excited to announce that the rules for the next Airborne Delivery Challenge have just been released. The event will take place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October 2019 at Calvert Radio Aero Modellers Society flying field, Bourke’s Road West, Calvert, Queensland, Australia.

The Technical Committee have developed a new simplified format for the rules (compared to that of previous years).

Registration of teams is now also open and teams are encouraged to register as soon as possible. This will allow us to keep you up-to-date as we progress through the competition.

All the details of the 2019 Airborne Delivery Challenge, including the rules and registration, can be found on the High-School page.

Announcing the 2019 Airborne Delivery Challenge

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The organisers of the UAV Challenge (CSIRO and QUT) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Airborne Delivery Challenge. The event will take place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October 2019 at Calvert Radio Aero Modellers Society flying field, Bourke’s Road West, Calvert, Queensland, Australia.

This year’s competition maintains the same mission as last year – saving Outback Joe from a medical emergency, but there are a few exciting changes. The most significant one for teams is that instead of monetary prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners, this year, all teams that qualify and attend the event will receive AUD$500 to help with expenses. The organisers understand that travelling can be expensive.

The Technical Committee are still finalising the new rules (with a new simplified format) and will release them mid-March.

All the details of the competition can be found on the High-School page. Registration will open when the rules are released and teams are encouraged to register then.

Stay tuned.