A robotic contest exists that has teams creating autonomous robots that are able to perform operations. The robots must be able to fly to a specific location while performing a task without the aid of humans. These robots will be able to help in dangerous surroundings.
- Will the offspring of this robot save your life? For the past seven years, the world has watched remarkable technical progress emerge from "aerial robotics" competitions organized by professor Robert Michelson of Georgia Tech. In these competitions, collegiate teams backed by industry and government field increasingly sophisticated, autonomous flying robots that are capable of doing their own "thinking" while conducting operations normally carried out by humans.
- The concept of developing a flying robot that is able not only to fly to a precise location unaided but also to then carry out a relatively complex mission without human intervention has generated some wildly diverse approaches to the many problems involved.
- Millennial competitors will compete in suitably catastrophic environments that will force the flying robots to contend with wreckage, fire, smoke, aerosols, acoustic shock waves and continually changing situations that feature both "briefed" and "unbriefed" obstacles.