The Droid Racing Challenge (DRC) is a student robotics challenge focusing on the development of ground-based autonomous robotic racing platforms. The “droids” that take part in this competition will feature autonomous operation, robotic vision, navigation and obstacle avoidance, and mechanical design optimised for speed. The Challenge has been set so that a small team of undergraduate students should be able to complete a capable robot in one semester.
Design and build a completely autonomous system capable of racing around a track, denoted by two coloured lines; all while avoiding collisions with other vehicles and obstacles. This is done through the use of computer vision.
By leaving the rest of the robot design open ended it is hoped that teams will find creative and innovative solutions to the problem.
MathWorks, makers of MATLAB and Simulink, is offering participating teams complimentary software, tutorials, and videos. They are also offering a prize to participants for the best implementation of MATLAB and other MathWorks software. Find out more about how technical computing and Model-Based Design can help you compete: