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.