Team Info

On this page you can find all you need to know about the competition and how to enter.

DroneClash 2019 entries now closed

Wanted to register a team for DroneClash? Sorry! You’ve missed the deadline for DroneClash 2019. Email us if you would like us to add you to the list for DroneClash 2020.

 

What does DroneClash look like?

Below you’ll find an artist’s impression of the DroneClash arena. There are some surprise elements which are yet to be announced. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates!

DroneClash competition rules

Here is a summary of DroneClash rules. The exact rules and  requirements can be downloaded here. The four most important principles are:

  • Each team must have at least one fighter drone and one Queen drone, but more drones are permitted.
  • Each team is provided with two FPV video race band frequencies, allowing two teams to battle simultaneously. A team is allowed to switch between the FPV video output of their drones, so long as the same channel is maintained and the other teams are not jammed.
  • The first team to knock out the opponent Queen wins. A ‘knock out’ means that the Queen drone is on the ground for more than 10 seconds – like in a boxing match.
  • The Queen drone can be grounded for a maximum of 10 seconds. The Queen drone may be hit to the ground an infinite number of times. So long as the Queen drone is off the ground and flying within 10 seconds, the game continues.

FPV streams will be shown on large screens to the audience. Teams cannot assume they will have the line of sight of their drones in the Hallway of Doom, Death and Destruction (3D Hallway). Drones must therefore be controlled through FPV, or be autonomous in nature.

The competition will be held inside. As such, GPS is unlikely to be available.

 

2019 Team deliverables

Already enrolled for DroneClash 2019? Frantically working to design, build and test your drones? Can’t remember the delivery dates? Here they are: 

  • Skype team interviews are already well underway. 
  • Deliverable 1: a video which shows your general approach and brings to life your well-oiled team! Deadline: 16th February 2019
  • Deliverable 2: describe the general approach your team intends to take, and provide a detailed safety analysis and requirements document. Deadline: 16th February 2019
  • DroneClash 2019: 16th March 2019, Katwijk the Netherlands

 

DroneClash 2020

Register your interest for DroneClash 2020 by email: teams@droneclash.nl

International teams welcome

DroneClash may have started off in the Netherlands, but we are an international competition, working to solve an international problem. So wherever you may live, you are welcome to apply for DroneClash.

Teams from far flung corners of the globe should start making plans for DroneClash 2020 now. Feel free to get touch and enquire about possible support with travel expenses: teams@droneclash.nl

Any other questions?

Feel free to email us: teams@droneclash.nl