DRL IS CLOSING THE GAP
BETWEEN HUMAN
PERFORMANCE AND AI.

DRL is known as the sport of the future, and we are always looking for ways to remain futuristic. And AI is the future of technology. We believe that in 5 years or less human vs. AI drone racing can become not just credible, but competitive.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
ROBOTIC RACING
(AIRR) CIRCUIT.

The Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit is a racing series, where DRL is enabling teams of technologists, engineers and drone enthusiasts to develop artificial intelligence to race high-speed drones through unique tracks without any human intervention.

TECHNOLOGY

TEAMS

ALPHAPILOT INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Lockheed Martin launched the AlphaPilot, an open innovation challenge to develop artificial intelligence for high-speed racing drones. During a robust submission process, 424 developer team applicants, representing 2300 innovators from over 80 countries applied. From there, Lockheed Martin and DRL created a series of programming tests to narrow the field down to just 9 teams.

And for the last few months, these teams have been developing AI to deploy on the drones in AIRR.

MEET THE TEAMS
EQUAL PLAYING FIELD

DRL created the tools these AlphaPilot teams need to push the boundaries of AI: A custom autonomous drone, a baseline software developer kit tied to the RacerAI’s operating system, and a modified version of our existing DRL SIM to give the teams a canvas to deploy, test and refine code without banging up critical, first-of-its-kind drone equipment.
WHAT’S AT STAKE

The AlphaPilot team with the fastest AI code will take home a $1 million prize from Lockheed Martin, and a chance to go head-to-head with a human pilot to earn an additional $250,000.

MARK YOUR
CALENDARS

AIRR races kick off in 2019, and will feature four AI vs. AI drone races during its first season.

ADDITION FINANCIAL ARENA
ORLANDO, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 8TH


RACE COMPLETED
WALTER E. WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER
WASHINGTON, DC.
NOVEMBER 2ND


RACE COMPLETED
THE BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER
BALTIMORE, MD
NOVEMBER 15TH


RACE COMPLETED
AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN
AUSTIN, TX
DECEMBER 6TH


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