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.
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
November 30, 2020 at 11:59PM PT
Winners announced by
Dec 22, 2020
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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!