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Robo-Magellan Project (SRS Robothon Competition)

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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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastian_Thrun) will help us complete programming all the major systems of a robotic car over the course of seven weeks. (CS373 - (http://www.udacity.com/overview/Course/cs373) PROGRAMMING A ROBOTIC CAR (http://www.udacity.com/overview/Course/cs373))

Lead: Shubham Shukla

Host: Budi Mulyo

(Jigsaw Renaissance)

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More info:
SRS Robo-Magellan

http://www.robothon.org/robothon/robo-magellan.php
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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:

Arduino (http://www.arduino.cc/): megaboard (http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardMega) zigduino board (http://www.logos-electro.com/zigduino/)

Other boards:

Beagle Board (http://beagleboard.org/) Raspberry Pie (http://www.raspberrypi.org/) Acronyms:

ESC Electronic Speed Control

Buzzwords:

Differential GPS (not allowed)

Robot Platforms:

DIY drones (http://diydrones.com/) jDrones (http://store.jdrones.com/) quadcopter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadcopter) arducopter (http://code.google.com/p/arducopter/wiki/ArduCopter) lego mindstorm (http://mindstorms.lego.com/en-us/Default.aspx)

Sites:

machinescience.org (http://machinescience.org/) hobbyking.com (http://www.hobbyking.com/) iteadstudio.com (http://iteadstudio.com/) hackaday.com (http://hackaday.com/)

Programming languages:

Basic4Android — use of android phones or tablets as robot brain

Tools:

reprap

Other places or hackerspaces:

Metrix Createspace

Real World Application:

In 2005, Stanley won $2,000,000 prize by winning the DARPA Grand Challenge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DARPA_Grand_Challenge), the largest prize money in robotic history. Stanley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_(vehicle)) 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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastian_Thrun) is showing us how to program all the major systems of a robotic car at the Udacity (http://www.udacity.com/overview/Course/cs373), the free online course. Check out TED Talk – Sebastian Thrun: Google’s driverless car (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bp9KBrH8H04).

more... (http://www.robothon.org/robothon/robo-magellan.php)