A state-of-the-art competition at the University of South Florida is bridging the gap between mind and machine. The 2019 USF Brain-Drone Race, scheduled for Feb. 9 at the Yuengling Center, will feature teams from around the world as they race drones using brain-power. USF Assistant Professor Marvin Andujar, PhD, Department of Computer Science and […]
Switzerland’s Timothy Trowbridge is the holder of the new FAI world record for speed over 100m with a racing drone. The drone racing pilot hit an average speed of 114.2382 km/h across two separate runs of the 100m track, which was specially constructed for the FAI World Drone Racing Championships here at the Shenzhen Universiade […]
French drone ace Killian Rousseau, 14, won the 2018 edition of the FAI Drone Racing World Cup. The teenage drone pilot claimed the top spot in this year’s competition after seeing off no fewer than 668 other competitors hailing from 41 different countries. Joining him on the podium are Poland’s Jan Wielgosz, also a Junior […]
The Drone Racing League (DRL), which is one of the foremost organizations trying to turn drone racing into the next NASCAR, announced a new competition for teams to develop AI pilots for its aircraft. With backing from aerospace firm Lockheed Martin, DRL wants to recruit developers from around the world, including students and drone enthusiasts. They’ll […]
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The 2018 FAI International Drones Conference and Expo finished on Sunday after a weekend of “intense, exciting and innovative discussion”. Over three days Drone Sports, Safety and Innovation were the three subjects under discussion in the conference hall, where 35 speakers from across the world of drones and aviation spoke over three sessions. Alongside the […]
What’s still just a construction site in Kapfenberg, Austria will soon be the world’s most modern stainless steel mill. One of the highlights of the groundbreaking ceremony for voestalpine’s new work was a spectacular mixed reality drone race staged right above the building site by Ars Electronica Solutions. While four racing drones were darting […]
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The World Games 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, will include two FAI air sports, it was announced on Sunday. Drone racing and canopy piloting – a spectacular form of skydiving that combines precision and speed – will be on the programme of the multi-sport event. The decision to include the two air sports was made […]