Australian UAV contest announces its second year

The Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation has announced the second year of its amateur UAV contest, called the Outback Challenge, which will be held on the 23rd-24th September 2008, in Kingaroy, Queensland. There are three categories:

1) A remote operation challenge (fly by video downlink only) that's only open the Australian High School students
2) A autonomous UAV target spotting and package delivery challenge (find a dummy representing a lost hiker and drop a water bottle) that's open to anyone.
3) A documentary filmmaking challenge for any of the above teams to make a short video about their entry.

Last year the contest was won by a California team from Dionysus Design, although no teams actually finished the challenge (wrap-up video here). This year the competition is sure to be much tougher. Entry forms will be available next month.

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