CSAIL Researchers Win First Prize at Aerial Robotics Competition

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CSAIL Researchers Win First Prize at Aerial Robotics Competition

A team of students working under PI Nicholas Roy has taken top honors at the International Aerial Robotics Competition. Now in its 19th year, the challenges given at each competition become successively more complex. They are organized into a series of missions; this year’s competition was the fifth.

The machine was required to navigate a complex interior space without the aid of GPS to locate a target, relaying pictures back to an external monitoring site. In taking the $10,000 prize, CSAIL’s team also became the first to win in the first year of a mission.

This most efficient reset of the challenge means that the planning for the sixth mission has already begun. For more information on the competition, please click here; details of the Robust Robotics Group can be found here.