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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