On Friday, March 15th 2019, the College of Aeronautics and Engineering set up a line-following robot competition. The goal was to build a robot that could follow a line on a track and run three consecutive laps around as fast and as accurately as possible. ATR lab members built a robot from scratch, including the PCB board, wheels, body, and all the connections, for this competition. The code was all written in house, using OpenCM and other open source libraries to construct the algorithms that allowed the robot to perform the tasks efficiently.
The robots all had to run three laps around the track three separate times. The ATR lab robot was able to successfully complete all three trials without running into errors or crashing or stalling. The average time was about 1 minute and 27 seconds, and landed the ATR lab the 2nd place prize at the competition.
The knowledge acquired from this learning experience will greatly help us in the future with line-following implementations for telebot and other projects.