Kerry Logistics to hold Hong Kong drone hackathon

Kerry Logistics has opened entries for a hackathon event that will see teams compete to provide the best enhancement to drones’ ability to capture warehouse information.
The forwarder said that the two-day hackathon, to be held from February 23 to 24, will see participants compete in teams to develop the fastest and most accurate autonomous drones in capturing warehouse information.
With three to five members, each team must consist of at least one drone engineer and one
application developer.
Within a 24-hour time frame, participants will use a mixture of robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to build applications teaching an autonomous drone how to follow the best flight path in a warehouse in order to maximise efficiency and ensure accuracy, and to extract information from the videos that the drone captures.
Professional mentors and industry-leading technology partners will be in attendance to host workshops providing guidance in manoeuvring and programming the drones.
Kerry Logistics deputy managing director – integrated logistics Samuel Lau said: “Automation is becoming an indispensable part of the logistics industry.
"The hackathon, the first one we organise in Hong Kong, not only exemplifies the continuous efforts Kerry Logistics makes to adopt innovations, but also gives a glimpse of a career in the logistics industry to young technology enthusiasts."
Drones enthusiasts, specialists, and coders who are interested in joining the hackathon can apply at
https://hackathon.kerrylogistics.com.
Prizes of HK$50,000, HK$25,000 and HK$15,000 are available for the teams finishing first, second and third respectively.

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