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  • 2019 Seoul Drone Challenge Kicks Off

  • Economy & Investment News SMG 2820

    Seoul will be hosting the 2019 Seoul Drone Challenge in the Hangang Drone Park in Gwangnaru on October 12, 2019. The event will let visitors experience operating drones, a core field in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

    2019 Seoul Drone Challenge, organized by the city of Seoul, will be operated to expand the base related to drones and promote the development of the drone industry. The main programs include ① the Drone Launching Show, ② Drone Racing, ③ Drone Experience and Exhibition, and more. Additional events will provide various things to watch and participatory programs as well.

    ① The Drone Launching Show will be hosted three times with demonstrations of drone operation in the three fields of leisure, industry, and safety. Unlike the existing static events that were only comprised of exhibitions, this event will be dynamic and lively with drones soaring over the Hangang River. The Drone Launching Show will take place at two different times, 14:40-15:00 and 17:00-17:15.

    ② Drone Racing will take place at the drone racing stadium and runway in the Hangang Drone Park in Gwangnaru. In the FPV (First Person View) racing event, the video each player watches through his or her goggles will be transmitted on stage, accompanied by live commentary by a commentator and an announcer.

    From drone steer racing, where drones thread their way to avoid obstacles, to drone sprint racing, the first competition of its kind in the nation that selects the drone that flies the fastest through the straight 100-meter course, the audience can enjoy the lively and animated drone sports with live commentary.

    ③ Drone Experience and Exhibition will consist of various programs, including drone education and experiences, such as drone curating, drone fishing, drone VR simulator, 3D pen experience, drone DIY, and drone soccer.

    On the other hand, at the opening and closing ceremonies, visitors can see a drone cluster flight, where 100 drones fly over the Hangang River in perfect order, along with a show of drones flying to dynamic music. In the drone cluster flight, 100 drones make different shapes in the air each minute. In the evening, drones will fly in a cluster with LED lights on their bodies, brightening up the riverside.

    Aside from the drone DIY program, all participatory programs are open to the public, free of charge, with no need for advance reservations. For more information, visit the application page on the website of Seoul Drone Challenge.

    2019 Seoul Drone Challenge (draft)


    Time Steer Racing Sprint Racing Drone Launching Show Drone Exhibition Participatory Programs
    08:00-10:00 Player registration and practice Preparation
    10:00-14:00 Preliminary rounds Preliminaries   Continuous operation Continuous operation
    14:00-15:00 Opening ceremony
    Launching Show, Part 1
    15:00-18:00 Final rounds Finals and results   Continuous operation Continuous operation
    Launching Show, Part 2
    18:00-19:00 Awards ceremony & closing ceremony

    Drone Racing Competition

    Drone Racing Competition
    FPV Competition Video Example Video Transmitted on the Main Screen

    Drone Flight Program

    Drone Flight Program
    Drone Launching Show Drone Cluster Flight

    Drone Exhibition / Participatory Program

    Drone Exhibition / Participatory Program
    Drone Exhibition Booths Drone Fishing
    Drone Curating Drone Soccer