Decscription The new 6th Mission is an extension of the 5th Mission theme of autonomous indoor flight behavior, however the 6th Mission will demand more advanced behaviors than are currently possible in any existing aerial robot. The 6th Mission will once again be held at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez (UPRM) coliseum during August of 2010 with an initial prize award set at $10,000 and growing by an additional $10,000 for each year that the mission remains uncompleted. Interdisciplinary teams from around the world are encouraged to take on the IARC challenge and make application to the 6th Mission of the AUVSI International Aerial Robotics Competition as it enters its 20th year as THE world's PREMIER aerial robotics challenge that time and again has advanced the state of the art in aerial robotic behavior.
The 6th Mission continues to adhere to the Competition's long standing practice of posing tasks that cannot be completed with current technology and skills. As with previous missions, nothing within the World military or industrial arsenal of robots is able to complete the proposed mission at the time the guidelines are released.