MultiBee Aims for Artificial Intelligence UAV
Jul 28, 2016


One of the most important developments of the information age might be unmanned air vehicles. The probable turn of air transportation from the military sphere to courier services is regarded as an important development that will affect the future of humanity.

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According to the report delivered by AUVSI’s The Economic Impact of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the United States the drones which some 10 years ago were used only in the military area have now started being applied for the civil needs with the drones production rising to 82 million dollars in 2025 with more than 100 thousand employees involved.

We in our turn have taken an important step in this promising area to become not an importer but a developer of this technology. Using a multidisciplinary approach we have created our MultiBee project team comprised of undergraduate and postgraduate students of Electronics, Communication, Computer and Space Engineering departments.

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MultiBee team’s international journey

Through the MutltiBee team our university will participate in various Ar-Ge events related to Unmanned Air Vehicles becoming more influential on the local and international platforms. Our team is preparing to represent our country at IARC - International Aerial Robotics Competition that supports innovative technologies in the field of aeronautics and other competitions joined by the world’s leading technical universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cornell University etc.

MultiBee will at first take part in International Aerial Robotics competition in August 2016 that will be held in the USA, then in September 2016 the team will participate in UAV Turkey competition organized by TUBITAK and finally will demonstrate its talents in the UAE Drones for Good Award contest to be held in Dubai in 2017.

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ARF + İSKANDİL = MultiBee

Atıf Çağatay Kocaarslan, the team captain and a student of Electronics and Communication Engineering, points out that their principal goal is to design drones with zero man control. Kocaarslan indicates that they are focusing on designing drones with autonomous decision making, artificial intelligence and image processing. In addition, it is also important that these UAVs complete the set objectives in the unknown places and locations for the designated targets.

The MultiBee project team is comprised of the members of Model Satellite Team ARF and the Rocket Team İSKANDİL, who have already obtained enough experience by participating in the international competitions, which is very advantageous for the new team in both technical and managerial sense. We wish good luck to our MultiBee team, whose first journey will start with IARC, continue with UAV Turkey and end in Dubai.