From: Sean Luke <sean@cs...> - 2007-04-18 05:56:18
Just a short note that Keith Sullivan, a computer science PhD student
at George Mason University, won this year's national Trinity College
Fire-Fighting Robot Competition, legged division, with a fully
autonomous humanoid RoboNova-1 robot (http://www.hitecrobotics.com/
robonova/overview.htm) heavily modified to support a servoed CMUCam-3
camera, infrared distance sensors, hand grippers, accelerometer (to
tell that it's fallen over), gyro, all powered by a Gumstix and
The robot drew large crowds in the competition, due in part to its
ability to recover from falling over and to its signature method of
locomotion through the competition's maze: cartwheels.
GMU also entered two differential drive robots, one of which (by
Brian Davidson) is also based on a gumstix/robostix combination.
Brian and Keith have done a lot of custom driver work for the bots.
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