The REC Foundation in partnership with Robotify has created the world’s first global multiplayer virtual aerial drone competition. Robotify’s Roboduel platform allows registered VRAD teams the ability to compete anywhere in the world with any device. VRAD combines the excitement of Esports and the educational value of computer science with a competition focused on real-world programming skills and gaming strategy.
The REC Foundation Aerial Drones (RAD) Program offers students a variety of opportunities to learn about aerial drone operations through in-person and virtual competition-based experiences. Thanks to our sponsors, teams can receive a bundle discount of $50 if they register for RADC and VRAD at the same time!
Note: Discounts cannot be applied after teams already paid the registration fee.
Teams play in virtual browser-based matches, simultaneously programming and operating their space drones within the Roboduel multiplayer platform, hosted by Robotify.
Explore, retrieve, and manage fuel supply by adapting strategy and drone sensors/algorithms to survive the harsh Martian environment, engaging in programming and the design process just like a NASA astronaut.
After registering a team, you will be given the opportunity to join the community discord where you can speak with other coaches. Students will be able to engage with other vetted students during live events. Only students on teams with coaches participating in the forum will be permitted to join the discord discussion groups.
Click here to register a team.
Preseason matches - 1v1 with one student competing from each team.
Competition season matches - 1v1 with 1-3 students working collaboratively per team.