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Outback Joe is at his property in remote Queensland, Australia and has been feeling unwell. He has had a remote consultation with his doctor using video conferencing, and his doctor has requested some blood tests be done as soon as possible. Joe is well prepared, has a home sample taking kit, and has taken his blood sample. The challenge is now to get the blood sample to the lab. Joe’s property is very remote and to make matters worse, it has been cut off by floodwaters.

Teams are invited to attempt to retrieve a blood sample from the remote Outback Joe and return it to base where medical staff will be waiting to analyse it. Teams must deploy unmanned aircraft to Joe’s location, and then return a sample bottle from him utilising a remote landing and takeoff site close to him. They must complete all of this within one hour.

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  • Has anyone seen the solutions proposed by either Forward Robotics or Mavlab TU Delft, I don't think they elected to make their D3's public?

  • Nice we now finally know what the teams are in the OBC 2016: https://uavchallenge.org/

    Congrats to all that made it.

    See you there soon!

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  • Thanks Tridge!

    Much appreciated! Looking forward to flying it. :-)

  • Developer

    For everyone using ArduPilot quadplane you may like to know that there have been some important bugfixes in master for OBC'2016. Two keys ones are:

    • fixes for the AFS (advanced failsafe) code for quadplanes
    • fixes for VTOL motors starting during a preflight reboot

    Tom and I hope to get a 3.7.0 release out soon with these fixes

  • Looks like there are 11 teams that will make it through to the OBC (3 pending). Which is less than last time. Does that mean it's harder, different or not so much interest competing? https://uavchallenge.org/ 

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  • Developer

    CanberraUAV got a go for D3

  • Monash UAS have a Go decision as well, looking forward to seeing everyone there!

  • PerthUAV are a go for the OBC! Is going to be fun!

  • WestCoastUAV are go - see you there

  • UNSW Canberra UAV Team has been given a Go decision for Deliverable 3!

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