Autonomous racing car competition for mechatronics engineering education

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Layanto, Jeffrey, Cubero, Sam and Goode, Matthew. 2003. "Autonomous racing car competition for mechatronics engineering education." Billingsley, John (ed.) 10th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (MViP 2003). Perth, Australia 09 - 11 Dec 2003 Taunton, England.
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Autonomous racing car competition for mechatronics engineering education

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsLayanto, Jeffrey (Author), Cubero, Sam (Author) and Goode, Matthew (Author)
EditorsBillingsley, John
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 10th Annual Conference Mechatronics and Machine Vision 2003: Future Trends
Number of Pages8
Year2003
Place of PublicationTaunton, England
ISBN962442246X
Conference/Event10th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (MViP 2003)
Event Details
10th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (MViP 2003)
Parent
International Conference on Machine Vision and Mechatronics in Practice
Event Date
09 to end of 11 Dec 2003
Event Location
Perth, Australia
Abstract

A robot competition is described which overcomes many inherent limitations of existing competitions. The proposed “CARbot” (Computer-aided Autonomous Racing robot) competition requires students to build and program their own sensor-guided electric-powered racing cars and race these vehicles against each other on a standard closed-loop flat track. The design and manufacture of the “official” racetrack is described briefly as well as the basic design and control specifications for a fully functional “CARbot”. Students will be able to develop useful skills relating to low-level microcontroller programming, high-level PC programming and interfacing, basic PCB manufacture and design, serial communications and protocol programming, sensor interfacing, signal conditioning, hardware debugging and feedback control programming, while they work towards building an operational vehicle to race in an end-of-semester competition

Keywordsautonomous racing car; “CARbot” (computer-guided autonomous racing robot); micromouse; robot soccer; robot sumo; microcontroller programming; CCD optosensor array; problem based learning (PBL)
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400203. Automotive mechatronics and autonomous systems
400799. Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics not elsewhere classified
390113. Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
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Byline AffiliationsCurtin University of Technology
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
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