I am helping with the designing, manufacturing, and programming of a robot to survive the great outdoors. It will navigate obstacle courses, travel to landmarks, and wow judges with the awesome engineering know how used to design it. Our mechanical design has already materialized as a flexible system based around 8020 extrusion and water-jet machined aluminum. Our software system will feature a cluster of laptops running the latest in research robotics software, ROS, and use computer vision to perceive the world. This is to be our most challenging project yet, but we are making great progress. We are set to have a driving chassis and testing platform before Thanksgiving.
Anyone who is interested in sponsoring the project can contact me at: elie-at-trickedcomputers.net
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