2018 is going to be a tremendous year as Monash UAS will be participating in the 2018 UAV Challenge Medical express!
The challenge will be taken place in Dalby, Queensland and involves an aircraft to autonomously navigate and locate the landing site, retrieve a blood sample as well as fly back to base. Although simple, the task at hand relies on a range of operations such as vertical take-off and landings, independent navigation, ensuring sufficient power supply and braving the tough Australian weather just to name a few.
This competition really pushes the boundaries of unmanned aircraft and highlights the practicality of using drones to be able to save lives, particularly in the outback where most forms of transport fail.
Monash UAS is also a step closer to the competition by passing the first deliverable along with 55 other teams with many of them from other countries.
Being the only undergraduate university team competing internationally, this is a remarkable success and will only outshine the milestones achieved in the future. With a great team and the right resources, Monash UAS will be a very serious competitor in this year’s UAV Challenge Medical express!
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