483 people currently competing in Medical Express 2018

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The deadline for submitting the Deliverable 1 document for the 2018 Medical Express Challenge has now past. A total of 55 teams from 19 countries have submitted documents. These 55 teams collectively contain 483 team members. The UAV Challenge Technical Committee will be busy over the next few weeks reviewing the documents. The team/country breakdown is as follows: Australia (15), Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Egypt, France & USA (joint team), India (8), Kenya (2), Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland (6), Spain, Thailand (3), Turkey, UAE, UK and USA (8).

Insitu Pacific and Boeing sponsor the 2017 and 2018 UAV Challenges

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The UAV Challenge organisers are delighted to announce that Insitu Pacific and Boeing Research & Technology-Australia (BR&T-Australia)  are Gold Sponsors of the 2017 and 2018 UAV Challenge events. Boeing and Insitu Pacific were foundation partners and later sponsors of the UAV Challenge series of event. They have provided considerable technical input into the UAV Challenge over the years and run STEM activities for the high-school students during the competition days. Insitu Pacific also sponsor the Airmanship Awards at the UAV Challenge. We are extremely grateful for their continued support.

Northrop Grumman sponsors the 2017 and 2018 UAV Challenges

northrop-grumman-2017.jpgThe UAV Challenge organisers are delighted to announce that Northrop Grumman are Gold Sponsors of the 2017 and 2018 UAV Challenge events. Northrop Grumman have been a key supporter of the UAV Challenge and their continued support is great to see. As a leading producer of unmanned systems, Northrop Grumman supports multiple education initiatives designed to create interest and opportunities for students from around the world to learn more about engineering, science and math that makes these technologies possible. Learn more about the company’s innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization at http://www.northropgrumman.com.

MathWorks sponsors the 2017 and 2018 UAV Challenges

mathworks-titleThe UAV Challenge is delighted to announce that MathWorks is a Bronze Sponsor of the 2017 and 2018 UAV Challenge events. MathWorks has been a frequent sponsor of the UAV Challenge events over the past ten years and is now firmly part of the UAV Challenge family. MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualisation, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MathWorks products are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 3000 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA.

27 teams from 9 countries register for 2017 Airborne Delivery Challenge

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The UAV Challenge organisers are delighted to report that 27 teams have registered to take part in the 2017 Airborne Delivery Challenge. The teams come from nine different countries including Australia, China, Turkey, Poland, Greece, Denmark, USA, India and Malaysia. Only 20 teams will be selected to take part in the competition in Queensland, Australia in September. The Airborne Delivery Challenge is open to high-school age students from around the world. The next deadline for registered teams is the submission of their technical reports and videos.

Airborne Delivery Challenge 2017: V2 of Rules plus Registration now open

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The UAV Challenge organisers are pleased to announce that version 2 of the rules for the 2017 UAV Challenge Airborne Delivery competition for high-school age students is now available. Please go to the High-School page for details. Registrations for the competition are now also open. You can register your high-school age team here via this online form. Finally, the Accelipens are available for borrowing. Check the High-School page for further details.