Introduction

The goal of FIRA Air - Autonomous Race competition is encouraging research teams to design an agile and autonomous navigation system for the drones which can compete against human pilots in a 3D race track. Right now, a manually controlled drone with a skilled pilot is capable of agile maneuvers. As a result, a considerable gap between the performance of an autonomous navigation system and a human pilot exists. To reduce this gap and help the participant teams develop an agile navigation system, we planned the Autonomous Race competition. 
As the first year of FIRA Air - Autonomous Race, in 2018, We designed a relatively simple track with a guiding line on the ground to help the autonomous navigation. Also, an autonomous coefficient would be implemented in the score calculation (benefits autonomous drones). These advantages will be reduced each year until autonomous navigation systems reach a human level performance.
 



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Welcome to the Federation of International Robot-Sport Association

Robot soccer can be portrayed as a competition of advanced robot technology within a confined space. It offers a challenging arena to the young generation and researchers working with autonomous mobile robotic systems. It is hoped that FIRA’s flagship event, called the FIRA Robot World Cup (or the FIRA Cup in short), which started in 1996, together with many other FIRA events, will help generate interests in robotics in the young minds.

Through these events, FIRA hopes to help them better understand and appreciate, with interests, the scientific concepts and technological developments involved. FIRA believes that some of these interests will fuel scientific and engineering skills that ultimately develop into research outcomes to serve mankind in a variety of ways.

Ever since its establishment, FIRA has had venues for its annual FIRA Cup in Australia, Brazil, China, France and Korea. Making progress over successive years since 1996, FIRA Cup has now attained world recognition as a robot festival.

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