Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Intelligent Ground Vechicle Competition

This Friday at Oakland University in Rochester, MI is the beginning of the 17th annual Intelligent Ground Vehicles Competition. The competition runs from June 5th to June 8th.

When I went last year it was an amazing experience seeing the various robots designs and performance as they tried to complete the course. The robot I was working on did not do that well but this year's team looks to be doing quite well.

The most important design choice they made was obviously the undercarriage lighting, which assists the computer vision system detect the lanes during late night testing.

The video below shows some footage from last night's testing.


story645 said...

I think the under carriage lighting was so that they could have good lighting to repair broken wires.

I Heart Robotics said...

That is probably what it will be used for. I'll stop by during the day tomorrow to see how they are doing.