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WPI named Rookie of Year at IGVC

Posted 18 Aug 2010 at 19:04 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

A team of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) seniors was named "Rookie of the Year" for the design and development of its robot, Prometheus, whose purpose is to safely drive around any environment while avoiding obstacles. The team was recognized at the 18th annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), held this summer at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. Prometheus has a custom-welded frame made out of aluminum, two drive wheels in the back, and one steering wheel in the front. The vehicle uses an array of sensors including differential GPS, a digital compass, video cameras, and a distance sensor that constantly collect and process information about its environment.

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