Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Contest Photos

The Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Contest (AVC) was a riot.  Quite a crowd turned up, the robots put on some amazing shows ranging from agonizing failure to triumph and victory.

Full recap and great pics by Sparkfun here.

Great photos by felis (comment below) here.

Here are some pics I took.

A robot rounds the 3rd corner followed by "chase humans"


Heading right for the curb!

Curb detected, evasive action!

We arrived between the first and second heats.  Only a few land robots succeeded in the second heat. We couldn't stay to see the aerial portion of the second heat but as we were leaving we saw a few robot airplanes fly fairly far astray.

Elmo was a favorite among the kids...

Under Elmo's seat 

SHARC's Kurt drives his robot to the starting line

A competitor prepares his robot for starting

Another of the successful robots approaches the finish

1 comment:

  1. Couple pics from the event -> http://www.circuitsathome.com/uncategorized/sparkfun-2010-autonomous-vehicle-competition

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