The IGVC is a college level autonomous unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) competition that encompasses a wide variety of engineering professions – mechanical, electrical, computer engineering and computer science. It requires engineering students from these varied professions to collaborate in order to develop a truly integrated engineering product, a fully autonomous UGV. Students must overcome a large variety of engineering technical challenges in control theory, power requirements/distribution, cognition, machine vision, vehicle electronics, sensors, systems integration, vehicle steering, fault tolerance/redundancy, noise filtering, PCB design/analysis/selection, vehicle engineering analysis, design, fabrication, field testing, lane-following, avoiding obstacles, vehicle simulation/virtual evaluation, GPS/waypoint navigation, safety design, etc.
Andrew Kosinski, Bernie Theisen, Gerald Lane, KaC Cheok, and Jane Tarakhovsky, "The 25th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC): building engineering students into roboticists," Proc. SPIE 10195, Unmanned Systems Technology XIX, 101950Y (Presented at SPIE Defense + Security: April 13, 2017; Published: 5 May 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2264161.
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