RTB – Warsaw MIMotaurs Place in Top Four in Lockheed Martin’s Autonomous Drone Racing Competition

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  • December 13, 2019
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RTB House, a global company that provides state-of-the-art marketing solutions for top brands worldwide, today announced that their drone-racing team, the RTB – Warsaw MIMotaurs, has placed in the top four of Lockheed Martin and Drone Racing League’s 2019 AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge, part of the Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit, a drone racing series. The MIMotaurs took second place in the “Wild Card” division and fourth overall.

According to Lockheed’s kickoff release, of the initial 424 teams worldwide, nine finalist teams were tasked with designing “an AI framework capable of piloting racing drones through high-speed aerial courses without any GPS, data relay or human intervention.” The fourth and final competition event was held at the Austin American-Statesman in Austin, Texas on December 6th.

The RTB – Warsaw MIMotaurs consists of a group of talented, young AI developers from the University of Warsaw, including a physicist, a flight software and robotics engineer, a drone designer, and two pilot software engineers, one of whom was on the Guidance, Navigation, and Control team of the Martian Rover for URC 2018.

RTB House, with its global headquarters in Warsaw, Poland and marketing capabilities that leverage an advanced form of Deep Learning AI to model high-level abstractions in data, understands the value in the future of AI advancements. Its sponsored team from Poland has worked to develop a revolutionary, competitive AI system as flexible and intelligent as humans.

“It was thrilling to watch all the finalists as they rose to the challenges of this tough competition,” said Gary Burtka, VP of U.S. operations at RTB House. “We are particularly proud of our team, and honored to have them. Since RTB House’s technology is powered 100 percent by Deep Learning technology, we feel a particular kinship with all these talented young people who share our reverence for the power and adaptability of AI, and understand its potential applications to help humanity achieve fantastic heights.”

RTB House is proud that Poland is leading the way in the evolution of AI, and sponsoring the RTB – Warsaw MIMotaurs is an example of how the company is showing its dedication to supporting the bright future that lies ahead for AI.

To learn more about the RTB – Warsaw MIMotaurs and see what’s in their future, visit the team’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WarsawMIMotaurs/