May 30- June 2, 2008
lat May 2008 the Wunderbot IV traveled to Oakland Univeristy in
Rochester Michigan for the 16th annual
Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition. This competition featured over
40 colleges from all over the globe including USA, Canada, Japan! Many
of the teams were comprised of graduate students and faculty and some
undergraduates. The four day competition required robots to
navigate an obstace course, GPS waypoint challenge, complete a level of
the JAUS challenge and a presentation of their techincal report.
This is the third time the Wunderbot has competed at
IGVC, bringing many new features to the competiton. The Wunderbot
had fully working GPS, LADAR, and Vision subsystems and JAUS level 2
implemented. There were also some structural changes implemented
to aid the function of the subsystems. The Wunderbot made a good
showing despite some setbacks due to a faulty battery and some trouble
with subsystem integration. The results can be found on the IGVC website.
The Wunderbot IV is
looking to compete in the 2010 IGVC competition and hoping to make some
significant changes with testing to ensure even better results.
More information can be
found at the IGVC website.
More pictures can be
found on the IGVC