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Trinity College Fire Fighting Robot Contest Zach Fuchs
Overview Objective – Build an autonomous computer- controlled robot that can find its way through an arena that represents a model house, find a lit candle that represents a fire in the house, and extinguish the fire in the shortest time.
Restrictions Robot must be autonomous. A robot may bump into or touch the walls of the arena as it travels, but it cannot mark, dislodge or damage the walls in doing so. The robot must, in the opinion of the judges, have found the candle before it attempts to put it out. Must fit in a box 31 cm long, 31 cm wide, and 21 cm tall.
Requirements Robot must navigate through the maze without sliding along the wall. The robot may bump into a wall, but may not slide along wall. Robot must identify the existence of a lit candle within a room. Once the robot has entered the room, it must approach the candle in a timely manner. Upon reaching the candle, the robot must extinguish the flame.
Results Robot navigates through the maze without sliding along the wall. Robot identifies the existence of a lit candle within a room. Once the robot has entered the room, it approaches the candle in a timely manner. Upon reaching the candle, the robot extinguishes the flame.
Room For Improvement State Machine Needs Fine Tuning Range Sensor Adjustment when Candle is Present Dead Reckoning Algorithms Seal Leak in CO2 System Fine Tune Hamamatsu Flame Detector Algorithm