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, there is 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.

In the FIRA Air - Autonomous Race 2019 (U19), We will have a main competition for the autonomous only drones, and two side competition. For the main competition, we designed a relatively simple track and teams can place their own custom marker on each gate for easier navigation. The two side competitions are A technical challenge and an FPV only race. The technical challenge is about developing software to enable the drone to pass a moving gate autonomously. The FPV only race would have a similar track to the main competition and the team which completes the track with the best time will be the winner. The best team in a side competition will be awarded separately (regardless of main competition).

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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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