A team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology has designed and built a mobile robot to compete at the 22nd annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC). The event will be held Friday, June 6, through Monday, June 9, at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.
Missouri S&T’s Robotics Design Team will navigate its robot over rough outdoor terrain, maneuver around or remove obstacles that appear on the course, and use its onboard laser and camera guides to complete tasks. The competition requires all robotic vehicles to be unmanned and autonomous.
During the competition, teams will compete in four challenges. Each team will give an oral presentation about its robot, complete an outdoor obstacle course, a navigation challenge and demonstrate full compatibility with the Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS) standards.
Almost every part of Missouri S&T’s robot, named the S&T Enterprise, is student-designed and -built. The droid is powered by batteries and runs on student-programmed software.
Dr. Donald Wunsch, the Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering Missouri S&T, is the Robotics Competition Team faculty advisor. Peter Moore, a junior in computer science from O’Fallon, Mo., is the Robotics Design Team’s president.
For more information about the competition, visit its website at igvc.org.