Autonomous Drone Racing With The Drone Racing League

Autonomous Drone Racing With The Drone Racing League

Recently @Drone Racing League and @Lockheed Martin visited Austin, Texas as part of a series of drone races that pitted man against machine. The AIRR racing series stands for Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing and took place this fall in four US cities. This drone racing series brought together teams of programmers from around the world to compete for a one million dollar prize. Each team was given an identical drone to work with and had to program it to complete a course using code only as its pilot – no human interaction at all with the drone. And the winner of each AI race then had to race against a human pilot, in this case @Gab707 from @Drone Racing League
This entire event is part of the @Lockheed Martin AlphaPilot program, designed to foster innovation in the artificial intelligence and aviation worlds. Hundreds of teams initially applied and it was whittled down to just 9. Those teams competed until finally MAVLAB won the competition. But could the AI drone beat @Gab707 – watch this video to find out and to learn more about AI drone racing!

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27 Comments

  1. Spencer Boaz on September 21, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    I used Droneblocks a bit just playing around , but it does what you tell it . The sensors on the Mavic and Phantom use something like that to presion land .

  2. Drone Crush on September 21, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Too cool Kelly. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Listen 2 The Music, Talent Seeker on September 21, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Very kool brother! 😎🤟 i can hardly wait to see these events in 12 months!
    I hope you are well!

  4. Chris Hope on September 21, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    That’s crazy. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Crazy Change on September 21, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    This is what I wanna spend all my time doing learn about Artificial intelligence. Flying car here we come.

  6. Addy Overbeeke on September 21, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    One by one race times may be boring and not sure if the sport were to take off, get it "take off"…. yeah, I know, I now sound like Ken H.
    The bigger challenge for AI racing would be the avoidance of other drones while racing the course. it is possible for each drone to communicate real-time positioning to each other but think about the complexities of managing AI priorities as each drone jockeys for the lead position. Hmmmmmm…….

  7. David Peters on September 21, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    That’s pretty freaking wild and a little scary there getting to high tech with all this computer junk and with this AI stuff crazy stuff but kinda cool at the same time thanks for sharing kelly see you next video

  8. Knox Flight Group on September 21, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    This is so awesome! I’ve got to Get my drone club students to one of these to see what is possible!

  9. Yogita Thakur on September 21, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Awesome thanks!

  10. John DeNardo on September 21, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Very interesting thanks for sharing 👍🏽

  11. Jesse Lopez Drones on September 21, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Awesome 👏

  12. Marx Drone Worx on September 21, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Great coverage of this amazing event. Saw Nurks take on it too!! Watch this A.I. space..exciting future ahead!

  13. Tomislav Bošnjak on September 21, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Man,be afraid of Lockhead martin,they will use AI for killing enocent peoples around the world.Whay the Deep state (Military Lockhead Martin) is interested for drone piloting?Be cautious with them….. 😟

  14. Terry Shores on September 21, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    That was very cool!

  15. MARZ FPV DRONZ on September 21, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    AI still has a way to go But good on them for their effort’s…Well done Kelly…Thanx 4 sharing

  16. Daniel Hoven on September 21, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Koopman expansion on those state vectors would ve very tricky, and decomposing the image vectors in real time is nearly impossible without a full GPU enganced SBC like the Jetson Xavier.

  17. RICK HALBUR on September 21, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks Kelly this going to be very interesting as it gets bigger and bigger

  18. TCMM RC on September 21, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Very kool brother! 😎🤟 i can hardly wait to see these events in 12 months!
    I hope you are well!

  19. Addy Overbeeke on September 21, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Wow, A $1 million dollar purse. The guys over at Skydio should get into that competition (just kidding or am I?) Thanks Kelly for sharing. Someday all us pilots will be replaced with AI. LOL.
    Actually, I think humans will always be piloting for hobby fun. But for commercial operations, I think autonomous flight planned missions like Drone Link (except for maybe first responder situations or other very specialized mission), will become the norm and most possibly mandated by the FAA. Happy Holidays!

  20. Media Mike 7691 on September 21, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    A little different tyoe of video Kelly. Nice job with event reporting

  21. julian1000 on September 21, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    This drone racing league brought to you by The Military Industrial Complex. Too much conflict in the world? Nothing solves that quite like autonomous killing machines!

  22. Billy Kyle on September 21, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Skydio: Hold my beer

  23. Flygtur on September 21, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    I could to that course on 4 seconds easily

  24. kVar on September 21, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Where you at DJI~ where’s that Tello v2? =)

  25. Mazikeen on September 21, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    funny

  26. Tyler Charron on September 21, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    tokyo drift theme starts playing

  27. Doug Christensen on September 21, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Very interesting

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