IEEE/RSJ International Conference on
Intelligent Robots and Systems
Vancouver, BC, Canada
September 24–28, 2017



Competition website:



Hyungpil Moon (Sungkyunkwan U,

Hyunchul Shim (KAIST,

Si Jung Kim (University of Nevada,



The IROS 2017 ADR in Mos Eisley Vancouver Arena (Racing) is a technical challenge sponsored by IROS 2017 Organizing Committee aimed to provide worldwide robotic researchers a technology showroom for autonomous flight and to promote solutions for the agile autonomous flight of drones in daring environments. Participants will bring their own flying robots in Mos Eisley Vancouver Arena and be asked to fly them autonomously through designated tracks in the circuit. The technical challenges combine the time optimal path planning for drones, flight and tracking control, obstacle detection, localization, and fault detection and recovery. Two racing times will be recorded and scored by its best flight time through the start and the finish line.

Prospective participants must submit the registration form (Form A, available online) via email to with the title of “Drone Racing Registration: Your team name” by 04/15/2017. Although we have not finalized the size of the grant, registered teams may be eligible for travel grant if submitted the travel grant application form (Form B, available online) by 06/01/2017 to with the title of “Drone Racing Travel Grant Application: Your team name”. Successfully registered teams must submit team information to the organizers via email by 09/01/2017. The conference registration policy for the competition-only participants will be announced later.


Important Dates

Registration April 15, 2017
Travel Support Request June 1, 2017
Team Documentation September 1, 2017