Teams Compete in Drone Search-and-Rescue Challenge in N.Y. This Weekend


DJI is joining Ford Motor Co. and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Sunday to host its annual SDK Challenge, which is taking place at the Federal Aviation Administration-designated drone test site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y.

Ten teams will compete for a $100,000 prize to see whose software can best launch drones from the bed of a moving vehicle, guide them through a simulated disaster site to identify victims and return to land back on the vehicle.

The 10 finalists from universities and research groups around the world have built their solutions with DJI’s software development kit (SDK).

Guests will have the opportunity to fly DJI drones, as well as observe the competition in progress. Media will be able to interview contestants and officials from DJI, Ford and the UNDP.

The competition will take place at 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and the awards ceremony will take place at 6:00 p.m.

More information about the DJI SDK Challenge can be found here.

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Where in griffiss is this going to be held?