[robotics-worldwide] [news][meetings] 2014 International Aerial Robotics Competition - Mission 7

Suresh Kannan kannan at nodein.com
Mon Sep 16 17:22:13 PDT 2013

Below is information on the International Aerial Robotics Competition which
originated on the grounds of the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1991
and has continued as an annual event ever since at various venues. At
present, two sites host the event concurrently, one in China and one in
North America and should be of interest to multiple university labs
involved in robotics.


Suresh K. Kannan, PhD
NodeIn LLC.
Burlington, CT


As the International Aerial Robotics Competition enters its 23rd year, the
organizers are pleased to unveil the new IARC website and Mission 7 Rules


Please take a moment to explore the content available to you at the site.
 Updates will be occurring frequently as the new Mission 7 teams begin to
enter and become official.  More resources for the teams will be linked
through this site in the coming month as well.

The dates for the 2014 MISSION 7 event will be during the first week of
August.  The location for the American Venue is yet to be determined based
on bids to be received from various hosts, however the Asia/Pacific Venue
location has been set at Yantai* *(烟台), which is a beautiful seaside city
in the eastern part of Shandong China (note that immediately after the
IARC, the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) is
sponsoring the 2014 Chinese Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference at
Yantai).  Teams who will be attending the 2014 IARC may be interested in
submitting papers to this conference (see: http://gnccsaa.buaa.edu.cn/ ).

Also, after reading the Official Rules, if you know of potential hosts for
the American Venue who would like to be invited to bid on the hosting of
the IARC MISSION 7 venue, please have them contact the us at:
organizer at aerialroboticscompetition.org .  The location for the American
Venue of the IARC will be announced in the next 60 days.

We look forward to seeing you at either the American or Asia/Pacific Venue
for the most challenging IARC ever:  MISSION 7.

Robert C. Michelson*
    *AUVSI International Aerial Robotics Competition*
*Principal Research Engineer, **Emeritus*
    *Georgia Tech Research Institute*
*Adj. Associate Professor (Ret.)*
    *School of Aerospace Engineering*
*    **Georgia Institute of Technology*
*President & Principal Research Engineer*
*    **Millennial Vision, LLC*

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