Medical Express 2018: Rules update

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The UAV Challenge Technical Committee today announced that version 2 of the rules for the 2018 UAV Challenge Medical Express competition are now available on the Medical Express Page. A full list of changes to the rules can be found on page 5 of v2 of the rules document. Changes include the introduction of an Emergency-Landing Target. The FAQ for the competition has also been updated. We hope that teams are progressing with their designs. A reminder that the Team Registration and Deliverable 1 deadline is 30th August 2017.

Australia & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference 2017

cropped-SAR17-Web-BannerToday, UAV Challenge co-founder Jonathan Roberts, is giving the end of conference plenary talk at the 2017 Australia & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference. The talk is titled “UAV Challenge – Ten Years of Finding Outback Joe”. The conference website is here: https://sar.anzdmc.com.au/. There is a great line up of speakers who all have the same desire to save as many people as possible. Thanks to all past and present UAV Challenge teams who have made our competition such a success. And thanks to the organisers of the SAR Conference for the invitation to speak.

Announcing the 2017 UAV Challenge Airborne Delivery Challenge

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The organisers of the UAV Challenge (CSIRO and QUT) are pleased to announce launch of the 2017 UAV Challenge Airborne Delivery Challenge. This year’s competition will follow a similar format to the 2016 event. Teams of high-school aged students are challenged to develop a system to drop a medical package to Outback Joe. There are the usual cash prizes and a rookie prize for the best team of newcomers.

All the details of the competition, plus a link to the rules document can be found on the High-School page.

Announcing the 2018 UAV Challenge Medical Express

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The organisers of the UAV Challenge (CSIRO and QUT) are pleased to announce launch of the 2018 UAV Challenge Medical Express. The new competition will follow a similar format to the 2016 event, where teams must retrieve a blood sample from Outback Joe’s farm. However, this time, the focus will be on autonomy. The UAV Challenge Technical Committee strongly believe that UAVs must be far more autonomous if they are to be used to routinely save lives. The grand prize is now AUD$75,000 for the team that can complete the mission autonomously and avoid other airspace users (represented by Dynamic No Fly Zones).

All the details of the competition, plus a link to the rules document can be found on the Medical Express page.