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2015 China Nanyang Cup International Air Robot Competition

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2017 Dream Angel Cup International Air Robot Competition


2017International Air Robot Competition

August 25, 2017

2017 Dream Angel Cup International Air Robot Competition (Asia Pacific) and Drone Education Equipment Exhibition opened at Beihang University on the afternoon of August 26th. The first round of the official competition, the second round and the third round will start tomorrow morning. Eleven universities such as Tsinghua University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Beihang University, Zhejiang University and so on, and two universities in India participated in the competition.

  • MISSION 11991-1995年Stanford University
  • MISSION 21996-1997年Carnegie Mellon University
  • MISSION 31998- 2000年Technische Universit?t Berlin
  • MISSION 42001-2008年the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • MISSION 52009年the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MISSION 62010-2013年Tsinghua University
  • MISSION 72014-2018年Determined in 2018

Beyond those technologies and behaviors that have been demonstrated during past missions , the following are emphasized:
1. Man-machine interaction (non-electronic command and control)
2. Fused sensory enhancement of a human operator by a fleet of aerial robots
3. Swarm interaction
4. Aerial target designation
5. Head-to-head interaction with opposing aerial robots



The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation's International Aerial Robotics Competition is the longest running collegiate aerial robotics challenge in the world, having celebrated its quarter century anniversary in 2016. The primary purpose of the IARC is to move the state-of-the-art in aerial robotics forward through the creation of significant and useful mission challenges that are considered 'impossible' at the time that they are proposed.

With a long history of pushing the cutting-edge in aerial robotic behavior, the International Aerial Robotics Competition continues to challenge the best engineering students from around the world to develop the next generation of aerial robots. The IARC is not a "spectator sport," but rather a "technology sport." Numerous teams have demonstrated systems that have been of interest to industry and government, leading to sponsorship and contract opportunities.

Moreover, competitors have leveraged their competition contacts and experience to get jobs in the UAS industry or in government. The competition has always encouraged a collaborative atmosphere where teams compete against the mission and not against one another.

International Air Robot Competition was founded in 1991. The event has been going on for 27 years. It has been the task of intelligent high-tech competitions, which has been gradually improved from automatic to autonomous control. It shows that science and technology are changing our lives.

In order to allow more students who are interested in aviation knowledge and unmanned aerial platforms to participate, the organizing committee has specially set up a Youth Play-off. The Youth Play-off is aimed at promoting the related knowledge and skills of aviation science and technology as well as cultivating aviation talents with strong interest and enthusiasm for unmanned aerial platforms for the nation and the future world.