Robotic Competitions: Lessons Learned

   February 2, 2018, 3PM





With recent introduction of affordable sensor and actuator hardware, as well as a huge increase in computing power, the wide adoption of intelligent robots is finally becoming a reality. Such a movement is greatly accelerated by recent robotic competitions, which requires a general, self-contained robot system that can autonomously work in uncontrolled environments. In this talk, we will show how we build a modular, general purpose robotic software framework from simple and efficient software modules, and how the software framework has been successfully used for two recent international robotic competitions, the RoboCup international robotic soccer competition and the DARPA Robotics Challenge.