Lockheed Martin Opens “AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge” to Applicants
Lockheed Martin is now accepting applications for its “AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge” through February 28, 2019 on the HeroX platform. Lockheed Martin launched the challenge in September in partnership with The Drone Racing League (DRL), the global professional circuit for drone racing.
AlphaPilot applicants will be asked to create the artificial intelligence required to race a fully autonomous drone against a pilot-operated drone on a challenging, multi-dimensional course – and win. Participating teams will compete in a series of workshops and races for their share of over $2 million (USD) in prizes.
"At Lockheed Martin, we are working to pioneer state-of-the-art, AI-enabled technologies that can help solve some of the world's most complex challenges – from fighting wildfires and saving lives during natural disasters to exploring the farthest reaches of deep space," said Lockheed Martin CEO Keoki Jackson. "Now, we are inviting the next generation of AI innovators to join us with our AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge. Competitors will have an opportunity to define the future of autonomy and AI and help our world leverage these promising technologies to build a brighter future."
Undergraduate and graduate students, drone enthusiasts, coders and other technologists interested in learning more and applying are encouraged to visit www.herox.com/alphapilot.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. This year, the company received three Edison awards for groundbreaking innovations in autonomy, satellite technology and directed energy.