Collaboration, user involvement and community engagement are key components of ARCAA’s mission. As one of the co-organisers of the UAV Challenge competition, ARCAA invests significant resources into promoting the application of UAV's for humanitarian purposes, promoting the STEM agenda in secondary schools, and raising community awareness through media releases and print/radio/television interviews.
Specific examples include:
- UAV Challenge - 2014 will be remembered as the year that the UAV Challenge was finally won! The UAV Challenge Outback Rescue is a search and rescue competition that invites teams from around the world to develop and demonstrate unmanned aerial vehicles that can rescue a lost bushwalker.
- Power of Engineering - The PoE vision is to inspire young people, particularly females and regional students, to consider a diverse and creative career in engineering and to transform the community perceptions of the profession.
- VC STEM Camp - QUT's Vice-Chancellor's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) camp, provides high-achieving Year 11 students with an exciting opportunity to attend an interactive 5 day camp, and engage in solving some of the major challenges facing our society and planet today.
- Robotronica - on August 18, 2013 the Austrian based ARS Electronica Futurelab Spaxels took to the skies above Brisbane. The flights were part of the closing finale performance for the inaugural QUT Robotronica Event.