Foxtrot, a team of students specializing in building planes, drones, and UAVs aims to uplift the status of Pakistan internationally in the field of automation and artificial intelligence. The team Foxtrot from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI), with a passion for developing Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) competes internationally every year with the intention of representing Pakistan and GIKI internationally.
Foxtrot competes in the UAS Challenge (Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge), which is hosted yearly in the UK by IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers).
The team is divided into multiple sub-teams, with each targeting a unique goal and observing their respective deadlines. The sub-teams are Design, Fabrication, Automation Systems, Imaging Systems, Testing, Documentation, Media, Marketing, and Sponsorship Team.
The teams interdepend on each other, which denotes the common goals among teams. They manufacture fully autonomous UAVs. It means that their UAVs shall fly completely on their own once instructed to, without any human intervention.
Team Foxtrot Achievements
In its debut year in 2019, Team Foxtrot clinched the “Highest New Entrant Award”. It also stood among the Top 10 teams, beating UK’s renowned universities while being the only foreign team among the new entrants.
This year, Foxtrot won the first Design Review with a perfect score of 15/15, besting 33 other teams. This feat has never previously been achieved by any team from over the globe in the history of the challenge.
Team Foxtrot’s Mission
Team Foxtrot aims to uplift the status of Pakistan internationally in the field of automation and artificial intelligence. The concept of drones can be implemented in Pakistan to revolutionize it in the following way. Every year many lives are lost because of floods or earthquakes due to the unavailability of help or proper arrangements. Consequently, drones may be used for surveillance, rescue, and delivering supplies to those in need.