We will contact interested students by March 28th at the latest to form a team and start work on this project.
QUT Robotics Club will be entering up to two teams in the National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition this year. Last year’s team qualified 5th out of 26 universities from around Australia. This teams will be entering again, and if there is enough interest we will enter a second team. The task is to develop an autonomously navigating robot that can manipulate (pick up and drop off) blocks at specific locations as quickly as possible. The competition is sponsored by NI, and therefore is required to use NI MyRio development boards and the LabView programming language and developing environment. To learn more or if you are interested in joining, use the sign up form, ask us at one of our events, contact us or see http://australia.ni.com/ni-arc. This competition will require a significant time investment from those participating. However, the rewards of participating in NIARC are worth it – see our write up and videos from last years event NI Autonomous Robotics Competition 2015. We welcome interested students who think they might be able to contribute to the project to express their interest at any time in Semester 1 2016.
The robotics application areas of focus are navigation, obstacle avoidance and object handling.
Cash prizes – $2500, $1000 and $500 for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be at stake. Teams who successfully completes the competition task get to keep the NI Robotics Development kit comprised of LabVIEW Robotics Software Suite and NI myRIO embedded measurement and control platform.