Eye In The Sky

Created on 20 Sep 2019

Swarm Convergence and Tracking: Autonomous Vehicles which optimize path to target based on real time video analysis

Using an HD camera and multiple robotic ground vehicles, simulating a city or "maze" environment, the ground bots can converge at a point, and can track a moving target in real time in an efficient and optimized manner. This is done using computer vision and swarm robotics principles. The robots communicate wirelessly to a central hub, as well as each other, allowing efficient route mapping as well as collision avoidance. The situation is analogous to an autonomous police car chase, or area of attention that has an "eye in the sky" acting as overwatch.

@danielco

Daniel Cohen

@vgbhat

Vikram Bhat

@ahhuang

Andrew Huang

Part Cost Quantity Total
SparkFun Line Sensor Breakout - QRE1113 (Digital) $2.95 20 $59.00
Line Following Sensors to Find Junctions
Adafruit TB6612 1.2A DC/Stepper Motor Driver Breakout Board $4.95 6 $29.70
H Bridge for Motor Control
Raspberry Pi Zero W $10.00 6 $60.00
Raspberry Pi Zero W (Brain)
Mini 3-Layer Round Robot Chassis Kit - 2WD with DC Motors $24.95 6 $149.70
Robot Chasis and Motors
Project Totals: 38 $298.40
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $50.00
Remaining Budget: $1.60