Hosted by the Queensland University of Technology, the Droid Racing Challenge is a competition where universities around Australia build their own self-driving droids that race around a track. Each droid incorporates computer vision that lets it avoid obstacles and drive around the course. Our first entry to this competition was in 2018, where we placed 7th out of 8 teams, however with the challenge being quite difficult, numerous teams had dropped out before the races even began. Not a bad result for our first year! 

Improving on what we learnt that year, we stepped up to the 2019 challenge with three new teams which saw veterans and enthusiasts join the race. This time around, two of our teams succeeded in placing second and third!

We are excited to explore what the future of Droid Racing Challenges offers and look forward to competing again.

 
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2019

We returned to this competition in 2019 with a renewed focus and three teams building a droid to place in the competition. Each team is filled with past experience as well as new and eager outlooks to give us the best chance at winning. This combination of talent and perspective allowed us to place second and third in the challenge this year!

Check it out here!

 

2018

Our first entry to this competition in 2018, where we placed 7th out of 8 teams, however with the challenge being quite difficult, numerous teams had dropped out before the races even began. Not a bad result for our first year! 

Watch what inspired our engineers to compete in the competition and how our team went on to design and build their droid.

3 weeks ago, for the first time, we took part in the Droid Racing Challenge 2018, hosted by QUT Robotics Club. While our results left a little to be desired, our team had gained a ton of invaluable experience and lessons learned while over in Brisbane.