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Canberra rescue drone wins $10,000 prize

By Elise Pianegonda A Canberra team has won $10,000 for developing an un-manned aerial vehicle (UAV) which could help rescue stranded bushwalkers. Leader Stephen Dade and his team 'Canberra UAV' claimed first...

Can Anyone Find Outback Joe?

Outback Joe’s all set to go missing … but never fear, the UAVs are here! This is the fifth year that Joe’s gone missing somewhere near Kingaroy, and the fifth...

Plane and simple: Joe needs rescuing

Lou Morrissey Sure, the trampoline was a shock, and the pogo-stick was hours (well, seconds) of bouncing fun, but the gift you always wanted was a remote-controlled plane, wasn’t it?...

Nine teams receive the Outback Challenge D3 GO!

Well done to everybody that got through. Quite the thinning this year! The technical committee are pleased to announce that 9 teams received a Go decision for the Deliverable 3 documentation...

Boeing, Insitu Pacific support global UAV Challenge in Australian outback

Boeing  is encouraging the next generation of engineers and scientists to think innovatively about aerospace during this year’s unmanned airborne vehicle (UAV) Outback Challenge. The competition will be held...

Outback Challenge gives the Go to 23 teams

The UAV Challenge - Outback Rescue 2012 organisers have given the Go decision to 23 teams who submitted their Deliverable 2 technical reports and videos. The next milestone for...

A few more Outback Challenge D2 videos

I will post more videos as the teams start putting them on Youtube. Once the UAV Challenge organisers have released the results of the Deliverable 2 Go/No-Go round, the...

UAV Outback Challenge 2012 Deliverable 2 Videos

The deadline for teams to present their Deliverable 2 (D2) videos was 18 April, 2012. The UAV Challenge organisers are now analysing the teams' video and technical report submissions...

High tension for Melbourne UAV

Outback Challenge contestants Melbourne UAV have just 47 hours to build, test fly and then film their 2012 competition entry before the D2 decision cut off date. In February the...

Outback Challenge D2 Deadline and Rules Update

The submission date for Deliverable 2 of the 2012 Search and Rescue Challenge has been extended by two weeks  to the 18th of April 2012 at 07h00 UTC. Teams...