Students set for Queensland's world-renowned UAV Challenge
Image courtesy of UAV Challenge committee
Australian high-school students are gearing up to compete in the 2015 UAV Challenge, to be held in Queensland later this month.
This year's event comprises 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 29-30 September 2015 at Calvert Radio Aero Modellers Society flying field, Bourke's Road West, Calvert (approximately 25 km west of Ipswich).
The UAV Challenge began in 2007 as a joint initiative between CSIRO and QUT (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 the next two years. The government recognises engineering and robotics as vital components of Queensland's growing knowledge-based economy.
Read more about the UAV Challenge.