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ECE3091-2012 Engineering Design: Antarctic Meteorite Hunter Robot Project

Images are from the book 'Vehicles' by V. Braitenberg

A Design Project to Create an Autonomous, Competitive Robot System

This project involves teams of four students in the planning, design, construction, programming, testing and debugging of an autonomous mobile robot. The robot will search a simulated Antarctic landscape looking for “meteorites” and avoiding worthless “rocks”. Points will be gained for returning the meteorites to the home base camp. Worthless rocks collected by accident will count as negative points. Collection will be performed for a fixed amount of time and in the presence of a robot from a competing team that will try to collect the meteorites and return them to its base camp.

The winning team is the one that scores the most points. Infringement of the competition rules will incur demerit points. Each team will be supplied with an "Arduino Uno" microcomputer board which can interface to a range of sensors and motors. This computer is programmable in a C-like computer language. Also, a number of different sensors and actuators are included in the kit of parts provided to each team.


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(I have copied the above images from the book "Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology" by V. Braitenberg)
Topic revision: r16 - 2013-04-18 - AhmetSekercioglu
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