Robotics, a notable branch of engineering and computer science, is becoming an essential aspect of daily life. In alignment with NGSS in STEM education, we can expand robotics critical reach to the community through open source software. With OpenSlam, we will demonstrate utility of simultaneous localization and mapping to showcase robotic autonomy. The robot will document its surroundings using servos to make sweeping motions, generating a localized topographical map of the recorded data based on IR sensors, 2D laser rangefinder, and data translated and pieced together by OpenSlam.
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 15:00 to 16:00