March 16, 2007
Cheap UAVs for Everybody

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Chris Anderson wants to start a FIRST-style UAV competition, aiming for sub-$1K designs:

We're right on the verge of an era where it will be possible for regular people, not just engineers, to create home-built UAVs and guided rockets. So why not create a formal set of challenges so that innovative teams could advance the state of the art, just as the FIRST league has done for terrestrial robotics? (In fact, the Koreans already have such a competition...)

I love this idea, even if I don't think his Lego autopilot is very practical.

There are already some UAV competitions, but they all seem to be college-level, tens-of-thousands-of-dollar propositions.

Posted by jjwiseman at March 16, 2007 03:30 PM
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