Droid Racing Challenge 2022

Congratulations to the 13 teams from QLD and NSW that were able to compete on the 15th July at DRC 2022, it was fantastic to see so many teams again and interstate travellers. We had some exciting races, a wonderful presentation by Dr Stephen Hausler from the QUT Centre for Robotics on “Autonomous Navigation – from Pixels to Pose” and another successful stream to an international audience. This year saw 11 university teams and 2 high school teams battle it out for the prizes and we hope to see even more in the future.

Link to photos: 2022 DRC Event

Stream available until 18/29th July on Twitch


Beginning in 2016, QUT Robotics Club has hosted the Droid Racing Challenge – a friendly competition where universities from around Australia and the world are invited to bring their automated bots to traverse an obstacle course!

This year we are back in Brisbane better then ever with a bigger competition! This year we will be introducing team brackets where High School Students, University Students, Higher Degree Research Students and Education Facility Staff may all compete! Please see updated rules at the top of the page for more information!

This years competition will be run from 14/07/22 to 15/07/22 with the first day dedicated to final testing and the second day to our official competition. Please check key dates for more dates.

Link to other photos:

2021 DRC QLD Event

2019 DRC Event

Make sure to follow our Facebook for the latest information.  Alternatively join our Discord in the DRC Specific Channel (Utilise the self assign roles in #role-management)

Best of luck to all teams!

For any questions or queries contact us at contact@qutroboticsclub.com

DRC Resources

MathWorks, makers of MATLAB and Simulink, is offering participating teams complimentary software, tutorials, and videos. They are also offering a prize to participants for the best implementation of MATLAB and other MathWorks software. Find out more about how technical computing and Model-Based Design can help you compete:

Mathworks Resources

Mathworks Prize Rules

Other Resources

2022 Club Sponsors