Aerial Drone Competition Championship: Ingenuity in Michigan
- 13-May-2023 - 14-May-2023 Add to Calendar
- Event Code
- Aerial Drone Competition
- Event Type
- Field Control System
- Spots Open
- Event Region
- Standard Registration Opens
- 15-Dec-2022 06:00 EST
- Registration Deadline
- 21-Apr-2023 11:59 EDT
- It is past the registration deadline.
Middle School Awards
Excellence Award - 48823A (East Lansing, MI)
Flight Operations Award - 40100M (Plainfield, IL)
Inspire Award - 7581C (Haslett, MI)
Judges Award - 89206A (Uless, TX)
Programming Award - 7581A (Haslett, MI)
Autonomous Flight Champion - 48823A (East Lansing, MI)
Autonomous Flight 2nd Place - 13790B (Caledonia, MI)
Autonomous Flight 3rd Place - 2223D (Warr Acres, OK)
Welcome to the 2023 Aerial Drone Competition Regional Championship: Ingenuity in Michigan!
Please check this page frequently for updates on the event.
Teams will be able to register for ONE (1) Championship event. Choose carefully, once registered, teams will NOT be allowed to change to another location.
Teams that register for an Aerial Drone Championship, on or before February 28, 2023, will have four weeks to register and pay by credit card, check or PO for the Championship event.
Teams that register on or after March 1, 2023, will have two weeks to register and pay by credit card, check or PO for the Championship event.
Mandatory Participant Release Forms:
All participants must have a Participant Release Form on file.
It is the responsibility of the Team’s Primary Contact to make sure this occurs.
A link to the instructions on how to submit a Participant Release Form is found here.
A digital Competition Logbook (or scanned copy of a written notebook) must be submitted digitally for evaluation via a link 5:00 pm on Monday, May 8th, 2023 if you want it considered for judging.
Link to upload is found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents via the instructions here.
The notebook is only shared with event staff, including the Event Partner, Judge Advisor, and Judges, and may include the REC Foundation Support Team.
Details on this process are given in the Judge Guide Addendum.
Inspection will occur at the beginning of the tournament.
Please be prepared and ensure that your drone will pass inspection BEFORE the competition by reviewing the Inspection Checklist.
Interviews: Registered teams will be interviewed in person at the event.
Pre-Order Food Vouchers:
Orders must be placed ONLINE by noon on Thursday, May 11, 2023, so we have enough time to pick them up from the Dining Services office before the event.
You will need to purchase a Voucher for each Lunch you plan to eat at the Learning Commons:
Pre-order vouchers for all-you-can-eat lunch (one time through) at the Kettering Battenburg Cafe in the NEW Learning Commons are available for purchase on Kettering's Site.
The cafe offers a wide variety of food (including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and more) and beverages for $10.00 per person
Vouchers have no expiration date - if you plan to attend future events at Kettering, you will be able to use leftover vouchers at that time.
Outside food is permitted in both the Rec Center and Learning Commons, but there will NOT be a dedicated place or plugs for your Team to set up your own food service. Sternos or other warming devices are NOT permitted.
Vouchers will be available at the Registration Table when you arrive at the Rec Center.
Early Load-In and Campus Tours:
When: Friday, May 12, 2023
Why: Early Load-in Campus Tour offers your team the opportunity to combine a campus tour with the thrill of competition. This is a great opportunity for teams traveling from in and out of state!
What’s Included: Teams who participate in the campus tour will be served complimentary pizza and beverages after the tour. Teams may then load in their pit supplies. Then all you have to do on Saturday is show up ready to compete!
There are a limited number of tour openings, so it's important to register quickly.
If you are interested please fill out the following form: Early Load-in Campus Tour Followed by Pizza Registration Form
Grade Level: All
Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks
Event Dates & Locations
Date: 13-May-2023 - 14-May-2023Venue/Location:
1700 University Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48504
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Aerial Drone Competition Championship: Ingenuity in Michigan at Kettering University
Monday, May 8, 2023
Friday, May 12, 2023
- 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm – Early Load In followed by Campus Tours (Pizza provided after the Tours)
Saturday, May 13, 2023
- 8:30 am – Registration begins
- 9:00 am – Inspection begins
- 9:30 am – Autonomous flight skills begin
- 11:30 am – Opening ceremony and team meeting
- 12:00 pm – Lunch break
- 1:00 pm – Qualification matches begin
- 5:30 pm – Qualification matches end
- 6:00 pm – Venue closes
Sunday, May 14, 2023
- 8:30 am – Venue opens
- 9:00 am – Autonomous flight skills resumes
- 9:30 am – Qualification matches resume
- 12:00 pm – Lunch break
- 1:00 pm – Qualification matches resume
- 2:30 pm – Qualification matches and autonomous flight skills ends
- 2:45 pm – Alliance selection
- 3:30 pm – Elimination matches
- 5:30 pm – Awards & closing ceremony
Schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please check back often for updates.
If you are interested in volunteering for our Championship event, please email [email protected]
Emergency/Bad Weather Policy
If weather or a local emergency causes us to cancel or modify the schedule for this event, all teams will be notified via email.
Refund and Payment Policies
Due to the financial commitment on the part of the event partner, no refunds will be possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Date: 13-May-2023 - 14-May-2023Connie and Jim John Recreation Center - Kettering University
1700 University Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48504
Hotel offering your special group rate:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Flint Grand Blanc for $149.00 - $159.00 USD per night
Start Date: Friday, May 12, 2023
End Date: Sunday, May 14, 2023
Last Day to Book: Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Please note - This event may be live-streamed. Participation in this event signifies your understanding that your matches may be aired publically for others to view remotely.
- Competition Logbook: A digital Competition Logbook (or scanned copy of a written notebook) must be submitted digitally for evaluation via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 8th, 2023 if you want it considered for judging.
- How to Submit Digital Engineering Notebook - RECF Library Article
- The notebook is only shared with event staff, including the Event Partner, Judge Advisor, and Judges, and may include the REC Foundation Support Team.
- Details on this process are given in the Judge Guide Addendum.