DRC 2017 Wrap Up

The Droid Racing Challenge 2017 took place on the 4th of July with teams from Australia and New Zealand competing. The event was a huge success with teams improving vastly over last year, the number of competing teams doubling in size and even receiving coverage from ABC News   The teams initially faced off against […]

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MathWorks Demonstration

One of sponsors MathWorks for the Droid Racing competition 2017 was kind enough to put on a demonstration for the competing teams on ways to drive and control a droid using MATLAB. Check out the Demos below Differential Drive Demo Vision Demo

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NIARC 2016 Wrap Up & Results

  The National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition is a student robotics competition designed to encourage development and innovation in the field of robotics. NIARC features competing student teams representing the top universities from across Australia and New Zealand, with each team developing an autonomous robot within 7 months, ultimately competing in a live competition at […]

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Bots in a Maze

This semester, we decided to kick things off with a bit more of a bang. Instead of just having talks and Pizza, we decided to challenge our members new and old to quickly prototype and develop an algorithm for a robot to solve a maze. Members were offered a base design of a robot, with which […]

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How to make an autonomous vehicle – the 2016 Droid Racing Challenge

The Droid Racing Challenge recently hosted by QUT Robotics Club was an event designed to inspire students and general public alike about the potential of robotic vision. Results and winners were announced with a selection of media from the event in the Droid Racing Challenge Wrap-up. This article is a companion piece highlighting the technical […]

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Droid Racing Challenge Wrap-up

Droid Racing Challenge Project Page How to make an autonomous vehicle – the 2016 Droid Racing Challenge The task set by the QUT Robotics Club for the inaugural Droid Racing Challenge (DRC) was not a trivial one – to design a ground based vehicle capable of autonomously navigating around a track, other vehicles, and obstacles, […]

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QUT Droid Racing Challenge 2016!

The Droid Racing Challenge is right around the corner! Teams from QUT, UQ, Griffith, and UNSW will compete next Wednesday 29th of June. Autonomous droids will race around the Kidney Lawn at QUT Gardens Point round-robin style, facing off against each other using robotic vision to navigate their way around the race course and obstacles. […]

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News for May

Droid Racing Challenge, workshops, AGM The Droid Racing Challenge is just over a month away now, on the 29th of June from 10am – 3pm around the Kidney Lawn at QUT Gardens Point. All spectators are welcome. Self-driving vehicles from eight different university teams will be competing in races around a specially designed race course. […]

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Droid Racing Challenge Update

UPDATE 15/3: Due to high levels of interest, we will be limiting the challenge to 20 teams. The first 20 teams to register before April 1st will be accepted. Please use the registration form on the webpage. The main aspect of this challenge is computer vision, and we therefore do not require all mechanical components […]

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