Members of RUASRT have formed the Australian Micro-Air-Vehicles (AMAV) organisation which will organise an annual competition to promote innovations for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The 2016 competition is open to RMIT staff and students but in future will open to all universities across Australia and internationally.
The AMAV competition involves two obstacle courses of varying degrees of difficulty aimed for undergraduate and postgraduate university level student contestants. The goal is to design a UAS to complete industry-relevant tasks such as obstacle avoidance and payload delivery, while dealing with real-world complications like wind gusts and lack of GPS signal.
For more information, or to enter the competition, see the website: http://amavs.org/