Compete in NXP HoverGames Challenge 2 to Enable Drones to Help Others During Pandemics

05 / 08 / 2020

Coders, developers, and innovators may not have superhero powers, but we have the next best thing: We know how to creatively solve problems. Where most see a roadblock, we see ways to drive around it. With patience, creativity and perseverance, there is not a situation that we can’t improve.

Compete in NXP HoverGames Challenge 2 to Enable Drones to Help Others During Pandemics

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Coders, developers, and innovators may not have superhero powers, but we have the next best thing: We know how to creatively solve problems. Where most see a roadblock, we see ways to drive around it. With patience, creativity and perseverance, there is not a situation that we can’t improve.

This is why NXP created NXP HoverGames

Each NXP HoverGames virtual coding and hardware challenge takes place over several months. Using the NXP HoverGames drone development kit, you’ll address some of the biggest challenges facing society: disaster management, health crises, environmental protection, wildlife conservation and more.

 

Technology and pandemic

Pandemics threaten not only the health of everyone, but they can also disrupt our way of life and inflict widespread societal and economic harm. Therefore, we need to find innovative ways to connect with each other, protect the vulnerable and meet critical demands in global health crises of the future. This is precisely what the NXP HoverGames seek to accomplish.

For this reason, we’re focusing on pandemics for the second challenge in the popular NXP HoverGames series. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with an innovative way to use drones to help save lives or help people during a global pandemic.

Your code is needed!

A NXP HoverGames drone should be able to carry out its mission as autonomously as possible, with the help of your code. Your drone could be activated by a signal from an ill person and fly out immediately, providing a communication and data link at the scene for emergency responders. Your drone might be a part of an automated pharmaceutical dispatch unit, carrying essential prescriptions directly to vulnerable patients in their homes.

Competition Timeline

Contest begins

June 18, 2020 at 10:00AM PT

 

Applications for hardware close

August 16, 2020 at 11:59PM PT

 

Hardware recipients announced

August 31, 2020 at 11:59PM PT

 

Submissions close

November 30, 2020 at 11:59PM PT

 

Winners announced by

Dec 22, 2020

Sign Up Now and Make an Impact with Your Coding Skills

The goal of the latest NXP HoverGames competition is to help humanity learn from recent developments and find innovative ways to connect with each other, protect vulnerable populations and meet critical demands in future global health crises. We’re challenging you to come up with innovative ways for a drone to prevent the spread of disease and improve crisis management during a future pandemic.

 

Ideally, an NXP HoverGames drone should be able to carry out its mission as autonomously as possible. With the help of your code, your drone could address many theoretical scenarios. It could be activated by a signal from an ill person and fly out immediately or it could provide a communication and data link for emergency responders at the scene of a crisis. Your drone might be geared for a pharmaceutical dispatch unit that carries essential prescriptions directly to vulnerable patients in their homes. It may also be programmed to provide augmented communication networks between isolated populations and first responders.

When it comes to your NXP HoverGames entry, we want your imagination to run wild. The sky is literally the limit!

>> Sign up and learn more about how NXP HoverGames Challenge 2 plans to remove barriers in pandemics.