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2016 UAV Challenge rules released

Competition rules for Queensland's upcoming 2016 UAV Challenge Airborne Delivery for high schools have now been released, with some significant revisions being made since last year's event. The Challenge, which will take place in Queensland later this year, is open to high-school age students from around the world.

This year's event will again comprise two high school competitions - Airborne Delivery and Robotic Delivery - and will test how well students can use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to respond to a hypothetical emergency medical situation in outback Australia.

Both competitions will be held 20-22 September 2016 at Calvert Radio Aero Modellers Society flying field, Bourke's Road West, Calvert (approximately 25 kilometres west of Ipswich).

The UAV Challenge began in 2007 as a joint initiative between CSIRO and Queensland University of Technology (QUT), is now managed by QUT, and has become one of the largest robotic challenges in the world.

The Queensland Government has been a proud supporter of the event since its inception. The Department of State Development - through Defence Industries Queensland - and the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation have committed funding of $30,000 toward the event for 2016 and 2017. The government recognises engineering and robotics as vital components of Queensland's growing knowledge-based economy.

View the latest competition rules and read more about the 2016 UAV Challenge.

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