The goal of FIRA Air - Outdoor Emergency Service competition is encouraging research teams to develop a robust and autonomous drone for commercial and industrial applications. While drones are widely used for aerial imaging, there are still lots of challenges to create an autonomous, reliable and secure solution. Most of these difficulties are related to localization and intelligent navigation in dynamic environments.

Nowadays, drones are used for carrying packages in well-defined conditions in rural areas. But doing the same task in an urban environment is a lot more challenging. Tall buildings and communication equipment in the urban environment cause electromagnetic interference which weakens satellite signals (GPS/GNSS) and leads to a great error in localization and navigation. In such situations, additional positioning method is required. Many drones already have an onboard camera, therefore using machine-vision for localization and visual servoing is feasible. A reliable aerial package delivery system in the urban environment should be able to detect obstacles and avoid any collision. Delivering a medicine package in emergency situations inside a high traffic area is a real-world application of aerial package delivery using drones.


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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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