Drone-racing human pilot defeats AI -- at least this year

CNET | 12/9/2019 | Staff
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A human defeated a computer-piloted drone in the Drone Racing League's first man-vs.-machine competition. But the programmers behind the AI-powered drone, Team MAVLab from the Netherlands, can take consolation in a $1 million prize for creating the fastest self-piloting aircraft this season.

The Drone Racing League mostly involves human pilots, but this year it began its first computer-piloted drone competition, called Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR). In it, quadcopters with dual Nvidia Xavier processors and four cameras, must navigate a curving course around obstacles and through gates. Team MAVLab won that competition Friday at the final competition in Austin, Texas.

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Next came the faceoff against one of Drone Racing League's top pilots, Gabriel "Gab707" Kocher. He won handily with a 6-second trip through...
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