thesisposted on 28.03.2022, 14:09 authored by Ryan Safour
The National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition is a challenging experience where students are pushed to the limit to create an autonomous vehicle that performs various tasks. We used National Instruments state of the art technology and software, myRIO and LabVIEW. Challenges faced are localisation, path planning and obstacle avoidance, all while trying to complete the tasks at hand. Our design utilises techniques using a mecanum drive system, quadrature encoders and ultrasonic sensors in order to successfully navigate a changing environment accurately. The purpose of my thesis is to be a guide and mentor for future NIARC teams to give them an insight of what to expect and problems they may face. Our research will also serve those looking to find a simple way to successfully navigate a changing environment.