Competition Overview

On April 27, 2005, Drexel University and Swarthmore College competed in the 2005 IEEE Autonomous Blimp Competition. Taking place at Swarthmore College's indoor gymnasium, the teams traversed autonomously through a line following course strewn with turns and obstacles on either side to simulate an urban environment, and finished the day with a remote search and rescue mission. In the end it was Drexel who came out on top, but not without a tough fight from Swarthmore.

Blimp Group