Penn State Abington "Mini Grand Challenge" robot competition

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Abstract

An autonomous, outdoor, robot design competition, named the "Penn State Abington Mini Grand Challenge," was developed at the Penn State Abington campus to promote advances in robot technology. Robots must navigate unmarked paths, take off-road detours, and entertain spectators. The contest encourages the use of low-cost robot platforms and is suitable for research and education. An example of a low-cost robot platform has been designed to facilitate student participation in the contest. The robot platform consists of a modified electric car robot base, servo-controlled steering and motor drive, vision system, GPS, sonar, and a text-to-speech engine with a speaker for interaction with the contest spectators. The expected applications and outcomes of the robot platform and Mini Grand Challenge include curriculum enhancement, increased interest in undergraduate research, recruitment and retention, and K-12 outreach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAAAI Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition - Papers from the AAAI Workshop, Technical Report
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
VolumeWS05-11
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 AAAI Workshop - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Jul 14 2005Jul 14 2005

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Other2005 AAAI Workshop
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period7/14/057/14/05

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Robots
Sonar
Takeoff
Curricula
Global positioning system
Costs
Railroad cars
Education
Students
Engines

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Avanzato, R. L. (2005). Penn State Abington "Mini Grand Challenge" robot competition. In AAAI Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition - Papers from the AAAI Workshop, Technical Report (Vol. WS05-11, pp. 1-2)
Avanzato, Robert Louis. / Penn State Abington "Mini Grand Challenge" robot competition. AAAI Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition - Papers from the AAAI Workshop, Technical Report. Vol. WS05-11 2005. pp. 1-2
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Avanzato, RL 2005, Penn State Abington "Mini Grand Challenge" robot competition. in AAAI Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition - Papers from the AAAI Workshop, Technical Report. vol. WS05-11, pp. 1-2, 2005 AAAI Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 7/14/05.

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