SparkFun AVC was in Boulder County from September 7th to 9th. Our RoboRacing and BattleBots three pounder team competed in the AVC Classic Collegiate division and Combat Bot Beetleweight division respectively.
Sedani performed the best out of the collegiate teams, netting us a first-place medal in the Speed Demon event.
Three pounder Chewii fought hard and won a match before falling to electrical issues.
RoboRacing’s hard work over the past year led to improvements on Bigolii, but a day full of unforeseen issues prevented Bigolii from finishing the Autonomous Car Wars event.
We’re excited to improve our designs and come back next year!
You can learn more about Sparkfun AVC and view this year’s results at avc.sparkfun.com.
Hackaday featured us in their coverage of the 10th Anniversary of SparkFun AVC! Watch the video below:
It’s been a busy summer for RoboJackets! Here’s a quick recap of what our teams have been up to since the end of the Spring semester:
BattleBots competed at RoboGames in Pleasanton, CA in early May. 120 lb vertical spinner Mandiii went 4-2 and took second place after only losing matches to the first place robot. Mandiii has been a focus of iterative design starting in 2012, and we were excited to celebrate years of hard work with our highest placement in competition to date.
IGVC performed at its highest level in 6 years, earning second place out of approximately 40 teams in the design competition and being one of the 11 teams to qualify out of the 36 present. This performance was thanks to their exceptional team effort to get a functional robot within a single year.
RoboRacing competed at the annual International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition this June, entering their new and improved small autonomous car, Sedani. Sedani successfully navigated the drag race autonomously, but faced some difficulties on the circuit race. Their mechanical and electrical systems are stable and the team is poised to be successful at the upcoming Sparkfun AVC in Colorado.
RoboCup significantly improved this year, successfully passing at this year’s competition in Montreal. They ended with two wins, two ties, and two losses, moving from last to 5th in their division. After competition, the team developed a working chipper prototype.
All of our competitive teams learned a lot from their competitions, and we are very excited to begin improving our robots for next year!
September 17, 2016 12:17 pm | By Carissa Fernandez
Follow the progress of our RoboRacing team as they compete in the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Challenge in Boulder, CO. Races will be live streamed at avc.sparkfun.com today from 9am to 4pm Mountain Time. Our robot Speedi will be racing in the Classic AVC race.
Tired of watching car races? No problem. Our Battlebots team has two beetle weight (3lb) class combat robots competing as well.
The IARRC team of the Georgia Tech RoboJackets had a blast competing in the International Autonomous Robot Racing Challenge in Waterloo, Canada. The competition was comprised of 3 events: an autonomous drag race, and autonomous circuit race, and a design presentation. The RoboJackets came in 4th overall in the competition, and walked away with a judges award for “Best Mechanical Design.”