RAS Team Wins Best System Design At International Aerial Robotics Competition With KDE Direct Motors
The International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) is an annual competition challenging teams to develop aerial robots to solve engineering problems on the cutting edge of what is achievable by industry or government robotics. The current mission involved developing an autonomous drone capable of interacting with randomly moving robots on the ground to direct them toward a specific goal. The Robotics and Automation Society at the University of Pittsburgh (the RAS team) designed and produced a drone to compete in Mission 7 of the International Aerial Robotics Competition.
The IARC team from RAS, sponsored by KDE Direct, competed in IARC Mission 7 at Georgia Tech last week. The team was awarded “Best System Design” and achieved the highest score at the American venue. The “Best System Design” award is granted based on the overall design of the drone and its fitness for the mission. Points are awarded based on flight performance and multiple static judging categories including a symposium presentation and a technical paper.
Thirteen international teams were present at the American Venue, including teams from Norway, India, Canada, and across the United States. The team achieved the highest overall score. At the competition, teams were capable of demonstrating autonomous flight in an arena without external navigational aides. Continue reading the International Aerial Robotics Competition.
Source: KDE Design