August 15, 2018

IARC Mission 8 Robots (The Turtles)

Mission 7 of the IARC has come to an end! Mission 8 is upon us, and we could not be more excited to tackle the challenge!

We have designed and manufactured some of our most advanced frames and are more than excited to share them during Mission 8. Each frame utilizes our standard array of sensors necessary for autonomous flight: Flight board, companion computer, optical sensor, and laser range finder. With Mission 8 bringing the challenge of building multiple frames, it has allowed us to specialize frames for given tasks and equipping them with the appropriate sensor suite. Internally, our team took a vote on how we were going to denote the multiple frames as well as their tasks. There were several themes and ideas that were given, such as Bees, Turtles, and Smart Assistants. Ultimately, turtles won the popular vote and the team’s Mission 8 aerial vehicles have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) theme.

The Turtles Take Flight

Now that the bulk building and design season of the year is nearing completion, we wanted to show off just how much our turtles are able to do. The first two fully assembled frames are Raphael and Michelangelo, each sporting an engraving of their name in the rear of the frame. In the videos below, we demonstrate the following objectives for basic competition readiness.

  1. Fly autonomously in a predefined route

  2. Fly in accordance with voice commands (move forward, move up, etc)

  3. Avoid a static obstacle (human walking)

  4. Fire laser with voice command

  5. Stop moving on voice command (demonstrate the ability to stop over bin)

  6. Send the feed of the aerial vehicle’s camera to a mobile device app

  7. Basic swarming with at least two aerial vehicles.

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