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3rd annual Speedway competition at UMD (2010)
« on: May 13, 2010, 10:33:05 AM »
Challenging for those who like to do vision on outdoor robots.

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Dear Robotics Team Member,

You are invited to participate in the third annual Autonomous Robot Speedway
Competition (ARSC) competition, which will be held on the University of
Maryland College Park campus on Saturday, October 16, 2010. The event is
sponsored by the Washington, DC/Northern Virginia Chapter of the Institute
of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Robotics and Automation Society
(IEEE-RAS) and Maryland's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
(ECE).

The competition website is located at: http://www.ece.umd.edu/arsc

Teams can register online here:
https://eceumd.wufoo.com/forms/autonomous-robotic-speedway-competition/

The competition will be held on campus outside in the lot next to the
Computer Science Instructional Center (CSIC) Building. Each teamís
autonomous robot will race around an array of traffic cones organized in an
elliptical shape.

The robots' autonomous navigation will be comprised of obstacle avoidance,
dead reckoning, telemetry, onboard sensor processing, computer vision, and
dealing with uncertainty in environmental conditions such as uneven lighting
conditions, uneven surface, and unevenly spaced cones. This systems
engineering exercise provides students with an opportunity to practice an
integrated, interdisciplinary approach to solving problems and optimizing
performance.

Registration is free. Students can register online at:
https://eceumd.wufoo.com/forms/autonomous-robotic-speedway-competition/

We hope to see you and your team on Saturday, October 16.

To read the article about last year's event, please click here:
http://www.ece.umd.edu/news/news_story.php?id=4501

Best regards,
Jess Molina


Autonomous Robot Speedway Competition 2009

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Re: 3rd annual Speedway competition at UMD (2010)
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2010, 08:13:55 PM »
Hmm, I'm close enough so I may have to try it. Maybe I'll be the first to do it successfully without computer vision  :P

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Re: 3rd annual Speedway competition at UMD (2010)
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 05:36:18 AM »
Is this open to anyone, or just college students?  The rules don't state who's eligible.

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Re: 3rd annual Speedway competition at UMD (2010)
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 06:20:17 AM »
The sign up form states University/College/Organization, so I guess if you are an "organization" it would count. I would just email them and ask, though.

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Re: 3rd annual Speedway competition at UMD (2010)
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2010, 05:30:09 PM »
Well, I'm sometimes organized.  :D

Or for "Organization", put: "I have everything in a notebook." :D

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Re: 3rd annual Speedway competition at UMD (2010)
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2010, 07:07:08 PM »
Its open to anyone and everyone, of all ages and animal species.

 


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