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Autonomous Snow Plow Competition

Friday, Jan 26 - Sunday, Jan 28

Ever wonder why there are automated vacuums and lawn mowers but nothing to help us out with the snow? Join us at the Autonomous Snowplow Competition to see different teams’ renditions of how these robots should be designed. Teams are challenged to create autonomous snowplows using technologies such as GPS, laser navigation and optical navigation to create a machine that is able to clear a path of snowfield, in configurations that mimic sidewalks and driveways. This competition is to help drive innovation in the future industry of autonomous robots that will eventually become part of our everyday lives.

This is a competition designed to encourage students and individuals to utilize the state of the art in navigation and control technologies to rapidly, accurately and safely clear a path of snow. This year, teams from the US and Canada will be coming to downtown Saint Paul to claim the title of having the best autonomous robotic snowplow. The times are as follows:

Friday, 
January 26
Final Qualification Review
1 PM – 6 PM
Competition Snowfields in front of
St. Paul Reference Library

80 4th Street West
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Saturday,
January 27
First Day of Competition
Single I-Field
9 AM – 5 PM
Competition Snowfields in front of
St. Paul Reference Library

80 4th Street West
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Saturday,
January 27
Grand Day
Parade
2 PM – 3 PM
Competition Snowfields in front of
St. Paul Reference Library

80 4th Street West
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Sunday,
January 28
Final Day of Competition
Triple I-Field
10 AM – 4 PM
Competition Snowfields in front of
St. Paul Reference Library

80 4th Street West
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Sunday,
January 28
Competition Awards Ceremony
4 PM
Competition Snowfields in front of
St. Paul Reference Library

80 4th Street West
Saint Paul, MN 55102

 

2018 Competitors

University Entry Name
Dunwoody College of Technology Snow Devils 1000^2
Dunwoody College of Technology Wendigo 2018
North Dakota State University Thundar 3.0
University of Michigan – Dearborn Yeti
Case Western Reserve University OTTO XL
Case Western Reserve University Snowplow Jok
University of Minnesota Snow Squirrel
Marquette University Arnold
Iowa State University Cyplow
Sanuel O’Blenes   Plowerwheels
   

Sponsors

The Institute of Navigation Autonomous Snowplow Competition is sponsored by many fine companies: Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, ATK, ASTER Labs, The Toro Company, John Deere, US Bank, SpaceX, Nuts & Volts Magazine, SERVO Magazine, ProtoLabs

Visit autosnowplow.com for more information

 

 

 

Details

Start:
Friday, Jan 26
End:
Sunday, Jan 28
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Venue

Rice Park
109 4th Street W
Saint Paul, MN
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Phone:
651-223-7400