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Robo-Magellan Project (SRS Robothon Competition)


Robo-Magellan Project









****Jigsaw is building a self navigating robot to compete at the Robothon on June 2, and we need more team members and mentors. would you help please.***** 

PS: Professor Sebastian Thrun will help us complete programming all the major systems of a robotic car over the course of seven weeks. (CS373 - PROGRAMMING A ROBOTIC CAR)


Lead: Shubham Shukla

Host: Budi Mulyo

(Jigsaw Renaissance)


More info:
SRS Robo-Magellan


We reviewed the requirements for the autonomous robot contest and talked about what it would take for us to have an entry.

A benefit of the having a grand goal is that we get exposed to a lot of technologies and products.

Here are some of the items that were mentioned:


Other boards:


  • ESC Electronic Speed Control



  • Differential GPS (not allowed)


Robot Platforms:




Programming languages:

  • Basic4Android — use of android phones or tablets as robot brain



  • reprap


Other places or hackerspaces:

  • Metrix Createspace


Real World Application:

In 2005, Stanley won $2,000,000 prize by winning the DARPA Grand Challenge, the largest prize money in robotic history. Stanley is an autonomous vehicle created by Stanford University’s Stanford Racing Team. The leader of Google and Stanford’s autonomous driving teams who created Stanley, Professor Sebastian Thrun is showing us how to program all the major systems of a robotic car at the Udacity, the free online course. Check out TED Talk – Sebastian Thrun: Google’s driverless car.




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