IARC Mission 7


International Aerial Robot Competition (IARC) was founded in 1991, promoted by Professor Robert from Georgia Institute of Technology, funded by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), and held once a year. The tournament so far has been through 27 years, with seven generations of tasks completed, which are all highly intelligent technology competition tasks from automatic to autonomous control.

IARC aims to advance UAV technology by setting challenging, practical and meaningful competition tasks. These tasks are almost impossible to accomplish when they are presented, yet the world will benefit when they are ultimately accomplished by aerial robots.

Mission 7, “Air Shepherd Dog Action”, requires aerial robots rely entirely on their own indoor navigation and control technology to block and control 10 ground moving objects to designated areas of the competition venue, and to avoid collisions of four moving obstacles of different heights.


• Our team, ZMART, representing Zhejiang University, won the champion of mission 7 of IARC, and become the seventh world champion after Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University, Technische Universität Berlin, Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tsinghua University.

ZMART Performance video

• ZMART 2017 Trailer – We need you

• 2016 IARC Official Results

• 2016 IARC Performance Collection – ZMART

For more information, please refer to this link.