Congratulations to SUTD’s team of students who recently participated at the Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Challenge (AAVC) 2020 in Chumphon, Thailand (

This is an international UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) competition with 24 teams taking part (including NUS, SIT and SP from Singapore). The goal for this year’s challenge is to design, build and demonstrate a UAV to complete the search and rescue tasks in a simulated humanitarian aid scenario. Teams will need to locate specific “casualties”, determine the injury type and deliver a survival payload to the designated “casualty” while in the air. All of the actions need to be autonomous and the locations of the “casualty” are placed randomly so onboard intelligence is required to achieve it.

The SUTD team did extremely well to qualify for the final round and in the final round managed an impressive 3rd place in the challenge!

The SUTD Team comprises of:

  • Tan Kian Wee (EPD Junior)
  • Chung Wah Kit (Freshmore)
  • Yeo Wee Hian Sean (Freshmore)
  • Lim Hui Qing Kristabel (Freshmore)
  • Low Jia Hwee (Freshmore)
  • Jedrek Teo Wei Zhi (Freshmore)