Project Expeditor

Hey everyone!

My cousin Chris and I have been working on an autonomous ground vehicle for just about one year now. Basicly it drives from point A to point B - the tricky part is that it has to detect and avoid any obstacles in between.

Our robot, the Expeditor, is based after an ATV. It’s rear suspension utilizes a monoshock and a swingarm, and it has independant front a- arm suspension. The engine is off an LT230 Suzuki Quadsport, and has an estimated 25 hp.

The main sensor is a camera. The camera image is processed using artificial neural networks, which simulate basic brain functions. Also, Magellan Sportrak GPS is used to determine Expeditor’s position and then adjust the steering accordingly.

We’re registered to enter the IRRF Open Challenge - a 300 mile desert race to take place sometime in September. The prize: $1 million.

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