Sep 5, 2018

Lockheed’s drone challenge: create an AI pilot that beats pro racers

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While autonomous drones exist, they’re not usually what you’d call speedy when many skilled pilots could beat them in a race. Lockheed Martin and the Drone Racing League want to do better. They’re launching an AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge that will encourage the public to develop drone AI that can not only race at high speeds, but win. Competitors will have to build an NVIDIA Jetson-based AI system that can swiftly move through the League’s Artificial Intelligence Robot Racing circuit.

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