Video: LVBots April 2015 line following competition

Posted by Ryan on 29 April 2015
Tags: lvbots

LVBots held a line following competition at Pololu on April 16th. The goal was to make an autonomous robot that does three laps of the course the fastest. Seventeen robots faced off in a head-to-head double elimination tournament. The video above shows the robots in action and the full results of the contest.

Ben’s Mostly Red Racer won the line following competition for the second time in a row with an average speed of 1.2 m/s, but the competition was more fierce this time. Brandon secured second place with The Chariot, which had an average speed of 1.17 m/s and had a best course time that was only 0.7 seconds slower than Ben’s.

There were also some fun exhibition robots. Kevin made a hovercraft named Full of Eels that was able to sometimes follow the line. Kevin and Jeremy made The Next Level, a line follower on top of a line follower.

Here are posts about some of the robots in the contest:

Are you in the Las Vegas area? Check out the LVBots Meetup page to get involved.

3 comments

This is a very sneaky comment! I like!
Its incredible how sneaky this is, isnt it?! Nice line followers though!
Hi I am participating in my own line following competition and I am using arduino. Is there any recommended tech?
The end of the blog post contains links to several different builds for robots in the competition. I suggest looking through them to see what kind of components were used in their robots.

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