INDOOR 2017-09-15T08:26:55+01:00


AGUIBOT-1 – Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla
AKAMAV – Technischen Universität Braunschweig
AUTMAV – Tehran Polytechnic
BLACK BEE DRONES – Universidade Federal de Itajubá
CVAR-UPM – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid 
CYRUS – Lorestan University Center
DOTMEX – National Polytechnic Institute
FLY EAGLE – Beijing Institute of Technology
HORIZON – Islamic Azad University Of Khomeinishahr Branch
INSTINCT COUGAR – National University of Singapore
JEDI – Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
KRATOS – Hindustan university
MRL – Qazvin Azad University
NITTANY JUGADOOS – Pennsylvania State University
PERSIS – Islamic Azad University Khomeinishar Branch
QUETZALC++ Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica
RMIT – RMIT University
SRC – Islamic azad university of Tabriz
UI-AI – Islamic Azad University Of Isfahan
WHU DEEPFLYER Wuhan University

Each team registered to the indoor competition will be awarded a 15-minute time slot.

Indoor mission

  1. Take-off
    1. take-off are performed from a pad that can be fixed or moving
    2. points are awarded for every MAV that performs at least one other mission element during its flight, except precision landing (taking off and landing is not enough to count as a valid mission flight)
  2. Flying through the window
    1. the MAV must pass through one of windows or the pipe on a wall
  3. Flying through the “obstacles” zone
    1. several obstacles must be crossed with different difficulties
      1. fixed poles (simple structured colored elements)
      2. vegetation (unstructured elements)
      3. fans (turbulent atmosphere)
    2. it is possible to use the straight line path without obstacle at any step
    3. each type of obstacle can be attempted separately or in a row (and in-a-raw factor will be applied except if straight line path is used)
    4. if a MAV flies above the obstacles, points will not be awarded
    5. for the fans, if a MAV is pushed away from the corridor materialized by two poles, points will not be awarded
  4. Target detection and recognition
    1. a target is placed on the ground after the “obstacle” zone
    2. the task is to find the target and process the data on it (QRCode)
    3. the data found on this target is a reference of an object that should be dropped in the “drop” zone
  5. Drop zone
    1. a “drop” zone is after the “obstacle” close to the target
    2. the object to drop depends on the data found on the target and can’t be carried a-priori on the MAV (as the possible choice is large, i.e. medicines)
    3. the two choices are
      1. go back to the beginning through the “obstacle” zone, pick the product, come back and drop
      2. send the information to a second MAV that flies to the drop zone with the correct product
  6. Cooperative carrying
    1. at least 2 drones should carry a weight over a distance of 10 meters
    2. attaching the MAVs to the weight can be done by team members, no autonomous grasping are required
    3. 2 objects of different weight can be chosen by the teams
  7. Precision landing
    1. the MAV can perform a precision landing on either the fixed or moving platform
    2. in case of rough landing, the team will be asked to demonstrate the airworthiness of the vehicle
    3. extra points are awarded if the MAV is able to take-off again after staying still 10 seconds on the ground and without any operator intervention
Mission elements Mission score
Take-off 0 from fixed pad
1 from moving pad
Fly through the wall pipe: 2
small window: 1
large window: 0.5
Fly through obstacle zone straight path: 0.5 per MAV
fixed poles: 1 per MAV
vegetation: 1.5 per MAV
fans: 1.5 per MAV
Target detection 1 for a clear view of the target
1 for reading the data
Drop zone 1 for dropping the correct object inside the drop
+1 if the drop is done in one row after flying
through one of the window and the obstacle area
Cooperative carrying 1 per MAV involved if the minimum distance is reached
x3 bonus when using the heavy payload
+1 for precision landing of the carried weight
Landing (precision) 0.5 on the fixed pad
1 on the moving pad
extra points: +0.5 if taking off after 10 seconds
staying still without any operator assistance

60-cm diameter fan for the « fan zone » – indoor competition arena.

Note that 3 such fans will be installed to generate crosswind.

Fans setup for the « Fan zone » area, indoor competition. Height is 2.36m, average wind speed is about 5 m/s.

>download Fan technical sheet<

Boat deck platform for take-off & landing: a 70x70cm square platform above a moving robotic arm.

Note: The platform is located at 110cm above the ground. The center of the square platform will be maintained constant. The lateral motion amplitude is limited to ± 45 cm with a maximum speed of 25 cm/s. The platform may be tilted with a maximum angle of ± 10°.

Dummy in lying position

Indoor cooperative flight

At least 2 drones should carry a 1mx1m wooden frame over a distance of 10 meters.

Attaching the MAVs to the weight can be done by team members, no autonomous grasping are required.

A lighter plastic frame that can be used with  small micro-drones is being fabricated with the same size 1 meter x 1 meter and a final weight between 400 and 500 grams. A bonus on the mission point will be applied when using the heavy wood frame. A photograph will be posted soon.