The Jigsaw Renaissance Robo-Magellan (JR-RM) team is building an autonomous robotic vehicle to compete in Seattle’s Robothon, on June 2 (more info here). This project allows our team members to learn about robotics and to implement new and exciting practical uses for robots in normal life.
Our goal is to build a robot that is able to recognize it’s surroundings and react autonomously with a pre-defined set of actions. In addition, we are educating and promoting the fun uses of robots in the practical world. Our mission also includes to help youth learn about robots and expand their knowledge on a open platform for quickly programming robotic commands.
How can you help:
Your support will help the JR-RM team in developing and implementing the self-learning robot to enter into the Robothon. For this we are in need for funds to procure parts and supplies that will enable our team to build it. For this we need your support by sponsoring the team or directly donating necessary funds that will be used to equip our team objectives. Please use the following widget to submit your donation.
Are you a rock-star programmer? We are actively looking for other experienced java programmers, android SDK developers, and in general robotics/electronics enthusiasts to help us build and test our competition robot.
Real World Application:
Sebastian Thrun helped build Google’s amazing driverless car, powered by a very personal quest to save lives and reduce traffic accidents. Jawdropping video shows the DARPA Challenge-winning car motoring through busy city traffic with no one behind the wheel, and dramatic test drive footage from TED2011 demonstrates how fast the thing can really go.
In 2005, Stanley won $2,000,000 prize by winning the DARPA Grand Challenge, the largest prize money in robotic history. Stanley is an autonomous vehicle created by Stanford University’s Stanford Racing Team. The leader of Google and Stanford’s autonomous driving teams who created Stanley, Professor Sebastian Thrun is showing us how to program all the major systems of a robotic car at the Udacity, the free online course. Check out TED Talk – Sebastian Thrun: Google’s driverless car.
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