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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.

2017 Competitors

   University/Affiliation      Snowplow Name        
  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


Saturday, Jan 28
Sunday, Jan 29
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