To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

US$1.6 million prize pool for joint Australia-US UGV challenge

13th July 2009 - 08:15 GMT | by in Canberra


The Australian Department of Defence and the United States Army Research Development & Engineering Command (RDECOM) are jointly sponsoring a new urban unmanned ground vehicle grand challenge competition with a prize pool of US$1.6 million.

The Multi-Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge (or MAGIC) is intended to “attract innovative proposals from worldwide research organisations to develop next-generation fully autonomous ground vehicle systems that can be deployed effectively in military operations and civilian emergency situations” say organisers.

The competition will demonstrate “advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities using a UGV in what competition organisers describe as a “dynamic urban environment”.

Key objectives of

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 1 free story per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial

Share to