Turkey hosted a Drone Competition named TEKNOFEST in which Pakistani students from the Institute of Space Technology Islamabad secured 1st position in the TEKNOFEST Aerospace and Technology Festival which was a part of the International Fee Mission UAV.
The competition was held in Busra where 240 teams from 85 countries competed, IST from Pakistan being one of them. IST’s team built an AI-based aerial unmanned vehicle for human rescue and search operations and won the first prize.
The unmanned vehicles were based on Computer Vision technology which enabled the machines to find paths and perform critical tasks of search and rescue on their own without any human intervention. These UAVs can find injured humans in disaster regions from a height of up to 50 meters.
The IST team has won first prize in the silver category and offered a valuable solution. The team is placed overall in 4th position in TEKNOFEST. The IST team received a prize of 36000 Lira for winning the competition.