TREASURE HUNT 2017-08-29T12:48:16+00:00

Treasure hunt challenge

AKAMAV – Technischen Universität Braunschweig
BLACK BEE DRONES – Universidade Federal de Itajubá
FULL TILT! – RWTH Aachen University
INSTINCT LION – National University of Singapore
JEDI Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
LANCELOT – Beijing Institute of Technology
WHU DEEPFLYER – Wuhan University

In this outdoor challenge, the goal is to find hand-made objects which are not visible using a video camera. More precisely, 4 disks will be placed horizontally on the grass within a 15×15-meter square area. Each disk is 40-cm diameter and 4-cm thick. It will be painted with camouflage-colour so as to be almost impossible to detect through a video camera. Three disks will be made of foam and one disk will be made of steel (40 kg). The objective is to locate the maximum number of disks by providing (X,Y) coordinates in meters with respect to the lower left corner of the square area. A maximum of 4 locations will be provided per team. Each correct location provides 1 point. “Correct location” means that the X,Y coordinates are provided with an uncertainty of less than 30 cm. Identification of the metallic disk provides 3 points.

The challenge will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • flight autonomy
  • autonomous calculation of locations
  • duration of the hunt
  • efficiency of the path planning