November 2011: Introduce the competition and open applications for 2012 competition.
16th March (2012): Applications due.
23rd March: Teams finalised (limit of two teams per university)
30th March: Competition begins. Detailed competition requirements and development kits provided to all competing teams, and training schedule with NI mentor defined.
30th April: Milestone 1 (week 6)
31st May: Milestone 2 (week 10)
23rd July: Milestone 3 (week 18)
21st August: Milestone 4 (week 23)
21st September: National Final – Live Competition (week 27)
Milestone 1: (30th April)
Requirement: Project proposal and demonstration using CompactRIO kit and LabVIEW
Demonstrate: Control at least one motor and acquire from at least one sensor.
Milestone 2: (31st May)
Requirement: Preliminary design and prototype with obstacle avoidance implemented.
Demonstrate: Create a prototype that moves forward avoiding obstacle (may include localisation).
Milstone 3: (23rd July)
Requirement: Final design and demonstration of navigation/localisation.
Demonstrate: Move from location A to location B possibly avoiding obstacles.
Milestone 4: (21st August) Needed to Qualify for Finals.
Requirement: Object handling, navigation and obstacle avoidance.
Demonstrate: Move from location A to location B avoiding obstacles. Pick up object(s) and drop it at location C.
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