The TAS (Technion Aerial Systems) team has won 3rd place in the AUVSI SUAS competition that took place last week in Maryland, USA.
59 teams of students from leading international universities participated this year. The teams represented eight countries: USA, Germany, India, Turkey, Poland, Canada, Romania and Israel.
The competition involves the development of an unmanned autonomous aerial system with the goal to accomplish various tasks that change from year to year.
This year the competition focused on search and rescue missions of missing travelers. The planes that were built had to fly autonomously, identify different objects, evade obstacles and more.
The team includes18 students from the faculty of Aerospace Engineering and the faculty of Electrical Engineering.
The project was mentored by Dror Artzi from the faculty of Aerospace Engineering.
The Minister of Science, Technology and Space – Ofir Akunis – congratulated the team and said that “our brilliant students have done it again. The Israeli teams excel in international competitions and win the first places. This way we continue to establish Israel’s position as a global innovation leader”.
Congratulations to the team. You have brought a lot of pride to the faculty, the Technion and to our country.
For an article on Ynet (in Hebrew), click here.