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Participating in the competition



Be Part of the 2016 NI Autonomous Robotics Competion!

1. Find a university supervisor for your team.

2. Form a team of 4-6 students.

3. Fill out the NI ARC application form by 1 April 2016. By filling in the application form, you agree to the Terms and Conditions set by NI.

4. Teams accepted will be announced on 6 April 2016.

What does the competition involve?

Design – Building an Autonomous Robotic Vehicle using the NI myRIO platform and the LabVIEW development environment.

Task – Complete defined goals within a time limit.

Object Handling- Transport objects from one location to their respective target locations.

Obstacle avoidance - Avoid any obstacles in the robot’s path. 

Path Planning - Determine the optimal path to go from one location to a target location. 

Localisation - Identifying the robot’s location relative to the track.


Creativity – Test your imagination and explore what can be achieved using the NI myRIO platform and LabVIEW.


Aesthetics - Make your robot look appealing. Think of what the design of your robot will be if you were proposing it for commercialisation.



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