DJI Kicks off Recruitment for Its Annual Robotics Competition

Engineers from around the World Invited to Put Their Intellectual Skills to the Test for A Chance to Win $75,000 USD

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones and creative imaging technology, and the organizer of RoboMaster, has opened registration for the most exciting version yet of its annual robotics competition. The winning team of RoboMaster 2018 will take home a trophy and a grand prize worth $75,000 USD.

RoboMaster is an annual contest for teams of aspiring engineers to design and build next-generation robots to compete for supremacy on the RoboMaster battlefield. The competition has gained popularity among the engineering community, and the finale in front of a live crowd of more than 10,000 people has become an exciting and entertaining spectacle for the general public. The RoboMaster 2017 final competition generated more than 814,000 online views on Twitch.tv.

RoboMaster arena
RoboMaster arena

RoboMaster teams consist of full-time college and university students and their instructors. Non-students are allowed to join student teams as advisors. To encourage international participants and interested teams from overseas, RoboMaster will provide technical and financial support of up to $1,500 for teams that successfully make it past the proposal stage and into the second round. For details, visit https://www.robomaster.com/en-US/resource/pages/714?type=announcementSub.

"DJI is not only passionate about making great drone technology. We also want to encourage and empower young engineers to showcase their talent to the rest of the world and demonstrate the amazing things that robotics can achieve for us," said Paul Xu, DJI's Vice President. "RoboMaster has become increasingly popular among the engineering community not just in China but also in other parts of the world. We want to make the 2018 competition truly global and invite engineering talent from around the globe to come together, learn from each other and put their skills to the test."

In 2017, more than 7,000 participants from 200 universities including China, other parts of Asia, the U.S., the U.K. and Germany signed up to compete. 98 teams were shortlisted in the second round, while 32 teams competed in the final competition which took place in Shenzhen, China. For highlights of RoboMaster 2017, watch https://www.twitch.tv/robomaster/videos/all.

Roboticist Vijay Kumar, the dean of Penn Engineering known as the "father of flying robots," visited students working on their RoboMaster projects in Shenzhen in 2016 and said, "It is a great opportunity to see bright, talented and smart students working on interesting projects, developing their ideas in the field of robotics and using cutting-edge technology to promote robotics and aerial technology. These kids represent our future."

To sign up for RoboMaster 2018:  https://www.robomaster.com/en-US

For additional information, contact: robomaster@dji.com

Follow RoboMaster:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoboMasterDJI/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbqRmEsVIa3eTEN5SCKBgeg?view_as=subscriber

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About RoboMaster

Organized and sponsored by DJI, RoboMaster is one of the world's most advanced robotics competition that combines innovative engineering, gaming and entertainment into one action-packed event.  This annual competition was designed for teams of aspiring engineers to build next-generation robots and compete for intellectual supremacy.

RoboMaster has not only gained popularity among the engineering community in recent years, it has become an exciting and entertaining spectator event for the general public. The 2017 RoboMaster competition attracted hundreds of thousands of engineering students from around the world, including China, the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau. For more information, visit https://www.robomaster.com/en-US

About DJI

DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, was founded and is run by people with a passion for remote-controlled helicopters and experts in flight-control technology and camera stabilization. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more accessible, reliable and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world. DJI's global operations currently span across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and its revolutionary products and solutions have been chosen by customers in over 100 countries for applications in filmmaking, construction, inspection, emergency response, agriculture, conservation and other industries.

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Website: www.dji.com 
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For more information, please contact: robomaster@dji.com

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