The Division of Physical and Computational Sciences at Delaware State University is fielding a team to compete in the Lockheed Martin AlphaPilot AI Drone Competition. This is an international competition.
The team consists of 6 undergraduates majoring Computer Science and Information Technology along with 2 faculty members.
The team will design an AI framework, powered by the NVIDIA Jetson platform for AI at the edge, capable of flying a drone without any human intervention or navigational pre-programming. The autonomous drones will race head-to-head through complext, three-dimensional tracks in the Drone Racing League's (DRL's) new Airtificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIIR) Circuit.
The competition timeline consists of a series of qualifying tests, a simulation phase, and compitition on pysical drones.
* Qualifier Test 1: team bios, experience, and
* Qualifier Test 2: computer vision challenge,
* Qualifier Test 3: guidance, navigation, and
control on simulated drone
8-March-2019: Submission deadline for Test 1, Test 2, and Test 3
June-2019: Team worskhops
Aug 2019 - Dec 2019: Race in AIRR Season
Will you support us in these efforts?
Proceeds will be used to support student travel, materials, and supplies.
Dr. Gary Holness (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Marwan Rasamny (email@example.com)
How will the funds be used?
100% of the funds raised, minus the fundraising platform fees, will be used to support undergraduate student involvement in the competition. This includes student travel to the event, materials, and supplies. We plan to purchase and field autonomous drones at Delaware State University. Moreover, we also plan to send a team of students to the autonomous drone competition.