The Bell Advanced Vertical Robotics (AVR) Competition is returning for a sixth season to inspire future entrepreneurs in the fields of engineering and manufacturing. Students use hands-on, industry-standard tools to design, build, and compete against teams from around the US with the most advanced aerial robotics technology available today. Participation in the Bell AVR Competition prepares students to meet rapidly changing future workforce needs both on the ground and in the air!
Since none of the 2022 teams were able to fully extinguish the fires -- Bell County is still burning! Our Bell County Fire Department is ready to send our fearless AVR teams back into the fray to compete in the 2023 Bell AVR Firefighting & Rescue Challenge! The game field will include some firefighting similarities to last season, but also some new and exciting rescue challenges that are sure to test even the most seasoned drone and ground-based robotics pilots. We are thrilled to offer an enhanced version of this game, and can’t wait for the full competition reveal on August 22, 2023.
While waiting for the official 2023 game to be released, your teams can keep working on the following game dynamics that will continue to be used in some manner:
The 2022 Game Video and Game Manual can be viewed to help new teams become familiar with the firefighting challenge last year, but all teams should expect changes in the firefighting challenges and exciting new rescue missions which will be revealed in the 2023 Game Video and Game Manual in August.
Over the course of a single season, students will have:
Watch the videos below to hear about our teams’ experience.