Just like Charles Lindberg's heroic flight from New York to Paris non-stop...or Felix Baumgartner's parachute jump from the stratosphere - this gauntlet was thrown down by the iRobotics team in Japan. Their challenge was simple: fly an un-manned drone from Tokyo to San Francisco - non-stop and unmanned. Just like Lindberg's flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1929 - the winner will forever change the way people view drones.
The Pacific Drone ChallengeTM will push technology to the limit - and prove once and for all what drones are capable of accomplishing.
4500 MILES. UNMANNED. NON-STOP.TM
4500 miles across the ocean, regardless of weather. No fuel stops or stops of any kind. No one on-board but lots of cool technology and a bunch memorabilia.
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