The winner of AVUSI SUAS 2018
The competition, which takes place annually since 2002, revolves around the comparison of practical developments of civilian UAVs. Most of the participants are teams from universities, colleges and other educational institutions from all over the world. The participants' projects always range from planning through production and documentation to proof of function under competitive conditions. The focus is on autonomous flight and the use of different sensors for remote applications.
Places 1-3 (and many more) of the AVUSI SUAS 2018 took projects based on the Pixhawk2.1 "The Cube" AutoPilot and usage of the ArduPilot firmware.
The complete ranking with detailed project descriptions can be found here.