What is RDL?
A Brief History...
Robot Drone League (RDL) had its start in Boca Raton, Florida by Dr. Scooter Willis, an educator and scientist. His team at TechGarage created and designed the robotics competition as an initiative to help serve at-risk youth in the North Miami area.
The RDL season runs from September to January. It consists of a ten-minute match with a one-minute autonomous period at the start. RDL allows students to learn fundamental skills in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), computer coding, teamwork, communication, and mechanical and electrical engineering. Unlike other robotics competitions, students are to design, build, and code their robots without intervention from their mentors. Students work in teams of around fifteen members throughout the competition season to build and program a robot and a drone.
A Kit of Parts may be purchased for rookie teams.