Visible to the public 2018 CPS ChallengeConflict Detection Enabled


The goal of both the 2018 and 2019 NSF CPS Challenges was to use a quadrotor aircraft with downward facing cameras, and possibly other sensors, to search an area for a specific object, retrieve that object, drop it off at a different location, and then return to land at the takeoff point. The challenges were designed for undergraduate teams participating in a capstone project course. Teams were expected to have a mentor who is a graduate student, or a faculty member that can provide direction and suggest technical approaches. All solutions involved both software and hardware. The final challenges were held in Tucson, AZ in the Spring of 2018 & 2019 (travel support was provided to invited finalists).