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Autonomous Snow Plow Competition
Saturday, Jan 28 - Sunday, Jan 29
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.
|Case Western Reserve University||OTTO X|
|Case Western Reserve University||Snow Joke|
|Dunwoody College of Technology||Snow Devils 01102|
|Dunwoody College of Technology||Wendigo|
|Iowa State University||Robotics Club Snowplow|
|Michigan Technological University||Longshot|
|North Dakota State University||Lil Bison|
|North Dakota State University||THUNDAR 3.0|
|University of Michigan, Dearborn||Yeti 7.0|
|University of Michigan, Dearborn||Z-3PO (Zenith 3.0)|
|University of Minnesota, Twin Cities||GOFIRST-Snow Squirrel|
|University of St. Thomas||Blizzard Byter|
|Wayne State University||Snow Wizard 1.0|
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