The International Aerial Robotics Competition is the longest running collegiate aerial robotics challenge in the world. Entering its third decade of advancing the state of the art in autonomous aerial robotic behavior, the competition continues to tackle challenges that are currently impossible for any flying robots owned by government or industry.
Ground Robot Hardware and Software
20 January, 2014. The hardware and software required to create your own ground robots comparable to those used in Mission 7 are now available for reference. Parts lists, build instructions, and programming instructions are available at the link. Rev. A of the hardware design is now posted to correct minor errors.
19 November, 2013. The International Aerial Robotics Competition is conducted at two venues. One venue is in the United states (the “American Venue”) at the Southeastern Equipment and Technology Advancement Center (SETAC), a 900-acre experimentation, test, and training facility in Eufaula, Alabama which was the former site of Eufaula Air Force Radar Base. The other venue (the "Asia/Pacific Venue”) will be in Yantai, Shandong, People's Republic of China. (continued)
Frequently Asked Questions
7 October, 2013. In the interest of providing a fair competition environment, all questions posed to the judging staff will be posted here with answers so any team can reference the information. If questions contain unique team strategies or information, they will be genericized prior to posting.
The AUVSI Foundation International Aerial Robotics Competition is proud to announce Mission 7
3 September, 2013. The 7th Mission of the AUVSI Foundation's International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) will begin in 2014 and will again occur nearly simultaneously at the Asia/Pacific and American Venues. This marks the 23rd year of the world's premier collegiate robotics competition. The rules and resources for Mission 7 have been posted.
2013 Results for the 6th IARC Mission
13 August, 2013. The organizers of the International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) are very pleased to announce that a team from Tsinghua University in Beijing China has successfully completed the sixth mission of the Competition. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation will award $40,000 to the Tsinghua THRONE team for their outstanding performance which excelled above that of the 32 teams from seven nations entered into the Sixth Mission. (continued)
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Would your organization like to learn more about the AUVSI Foundation, the IARC, or autonomous aerial robotics? The IARC organizer or a judge can come to your location for a presentation, seminar, or short course.