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Team 17- NASA Lunabotics- Robotics Mining Competition

Team Members:

James Hand 

Description:

The NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition is a competition put on by NASA every year. The goal of the competition is to excavate and  retrieve a certain amount of gravel from underneath a layer of BP1, a stimulant of the lunar surface. The secondary goal of the project is to create a fully autonomous system to drive this robot. This secondary goal is the subject of my project as I work on the autonomy team, using computer vision and sensing to automate the robot. 

Task and Time Line:

Tasks

Dates

1. Research into Computer Vision APIs and object detection software

11/1-11/15

2. Testing with integration between ROS and CV applications.

11/15-12/13

3. Development of algorithm to process CV data into usable map information for robot.

12/13-1/17

4. Develop motor controls and design electronic setups

1/17-2/3

5. Integrate autonomy software and physical hardware.

2/3-3/2

6. Autonomy testing and revision.

3/2-4/10

7. Thorough revision of documentation for all process taken.

4/10-5/18

8.  Robotic Competition

5/18-5/22

9.  Final group meetings and closing design notes.

5/22-5/23

 

 

Important Links:

Click Here For Project Proposal

Click Here for Project Proposal Slides

Click Here For Final Presentation

Click Here For Poster

Click Here For Final Report

    Contact:

    James Hand                                                                                                                    jameshand937@gmail.com