GrandPRIEEE: Autonomous Line-Following Vehicle Robotics Project
The Grand PrIEEE competition (formerly Viacar) involves following a track consisting of a wire carrying a 100mA rms 75kHz sinusoidal signal taped to the floor. Both the wire and the white tape provide opportunities to track the course, typically via either induction or computer vision. Given that the typical hobbyist remote control car today can achieve significant speed, this makes the ability to optimize a tracking algorithm critical to success.
PID Control, Algorithm Development, Computer Vision, Mechanical Design