Drones are becoming part of everyday-life in the area of agriculture, observation and also in sports. While successfully hosting drone racing events around the world, Drone Champions League proudly presents its latest concept yet – the Robo Drone Race.
Here, drones are not controlled by pilots with controllers, but they are flown autonomously, which means the drones are programmed with the help of GPS signal to finish a predefined track. The winner is the team or the single participant, who can program their drone to fly the track the fastest.
Robo Drone Race will be launched at the Drone Prix Lake Zurich from the 11th – 13th October 2018 in Rapperswil. The Sponsor NXP Semiconductor will provide all participants with the starter drone package, including an NXPhlite FMU with DroneCode.org PX4, JLink debugger, S500 drone frame, motors, RC remote controller, Telemetry radio, etc. Teams are allowed to add their own additional sensing technologies to this package. Robo Drone Race will be broadcasted in over 100 countries by DCL’s 30 TV Partners like Sport 1, ORF, SRF etc. The main sponsors of DCL races include Red Bull, Breitling, Trilux and as mentioned above NXP.
For further information about Drone Prix Lake Zurich please visit: Drone Prix Lake Zurich
If your interest is piqued and you want to be part of something new, sign up below and be one of the first pilots to start a Robo Drone Race.