Sunday, December 2, 2012

It's alive!

Well, almost. I've finally started building my RoboMagellan entry for next year's RoboGames.

Unlike many of the converted RC-trucks used for RoboMagellan, I'm building a differential drive base, which should help with planning.

I recently acquired a used UTM30-LX laser, which will be the primary sensor on this platform, along with a pan and tilt camera, GPS, encoders, and an IMU. I'm planning to put the laser on a tilt stage using an MX-28T servo, which should allow pretty serious 3D obstacle avoidance.