Engineering students build mini-robots

Posted by mjs76 at Jun 29, 2010 03:19 PM |
Watch videos of self-guiding vehicles on (and off) the track.

Second year undergraduates in our Department of Engineering have been competing to design and build a battery-powered mini-vehicle. The task was to create a self-propelled, self-guiding vehicle – essentially a robot - which could follow a white line around an oval track, including up and over a hill, while carrying a specified weight.

Seventeen teams, mentored by final year MEng students, entered the competition. Videos of all the vehicles are now available to view. Each clip lasts between two and four minutes, depending on how fast the vehicle is and how well it manages to follow the white line.