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.
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.
Check out the Roboduel community on Discord! Engage with other VRAD participants to chat within dedicated servers related to rules, code-share, FAQ and more!
Preseason matches - 1v1 with one student competing from each team.
Competition season matches - 1v1 with 1-3 students working collaboratively per team.
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 that are registered for RADC can apply for a $25 USD discount grant on a VRAD team registration! Instructions provided with your first team’s paid RADC registration!
Note: Registration not available in all regions for the current season. Discount grants cannot be applied after a VRAD team has already paid the registration.