If you like racing, coding and drones then you can’t miss the AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge. Lockheed Martin (a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide) and The Drone Racing League (DRL) challenge you to participate to this open innovation challenge, developing artificial intelligence (AI) for high-speed racing drones.
Enter the AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge today for your chance to master autonomous flight and win more than $2,000,000 in cash prizes.
The future of racing is finally here: AlphaPilot will challenge teams of up to 10 participants each to design an AI framework (build on the NVIDIA Jetson platform) capable of flying a drone without any human intervention or navigational pre-programming. These AI Drones will race head-to-head through complex, three-dimensional tracks in DRL’s new Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit, starting this year.
In 2018 DRL hosted a global series of seven races, the Allianz World Championship, that is airing on ESPN, Sky Sports, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, Groupe AB, Disney XD, OSN, and FOX Sports Asia.
AlphaPilot challenge aims to unite a diverse community of practicing and emerging AI experts, researchers and students to inspire the next generation of autonomous drone technology.
Lockheed Martin and DRL are targeting U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to apply for AlphaPilot; however, the competition is open to drone enthusiasts, coders and technologists of all ages from around the world.