A team of University of Adelaide students have recently participated in the 2014 Autonomous Ground Vehicle Competition (AGVC), held at Deakin University, Victoria. The team, ‘Zelos-Two’ consisted of 9 students from across several schools including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Computer Science.
The aim of the AGVC is to create a ground vehicle robot that is capable of navigating autonomously within in the marked lanes (white lines), maintain the speed between 1.6-16kph and navigate around flags and obstacles to reach our given waypoints.
In order to participate and run on the main track each team were required to pass the qualifications on the preliminary track and the vehicle would be evaluated by the judges to ensure all physical specifications were met. Zelo-Two’s vehicle had no issues passing the physical tests, but unfortunately were unsuccessful in completing the preliminary round due to technical issues. The team looks forward to improving it’s vehicle for the 2015 AGVC.