Queensland Government continues support for UAV Challenge
Dr Anthony Lynham, Minister for State Development has announced the continuation of funding for the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Challenge. The UAV Challenge began in 2007 as a joint initiative between CSIRO and QUT. Held every year, the event is one of the largest robotic challenges in the world. The event is aimed at promoting the civilian use of UAVs and the development of low-cost systems that could be used for search and rescue missions.
The Queensland Government, through the continued funding of $30,000 over two years, recognises engineering and robotics are a vital part of Queensland’s growing knowledge-based economy. The Challenge provides a fantastic platform for some of our most talented students to showcase their innovative ideas, and potentially in the long-term make a real difference to the lives of many Queenslanders.
There will be two high school competitions held in 2015 – Airborne Delivery and Robotic Delivery. Both competitions will be held 29-30 September 2015 at Calvert Radio Aero Modellers Society flying field, Bourke’s Road West, Calvert (approximately 25 km west of Ipswich).
- UAV Challenge website for further information on the event
- Queensland Government Ministerial Media Statement for the full release.
Dr Anthony Lynham MP with students from Muller College, Redcliffe