SparkFun Electronics holds an annual Autonomous Vehicle Competition (AVC) at their headquarters in Boulder, CO and Engineering TV was on location to document the event and talk with Pete Dokter (SparkFun's Director of Engineering), Chris Anderson (Wired Magazine Editor-in-Chief and Founder of DIYDrones), Jordi Muñoz (CEO of 3D Robotics), the 1st Place Winners of the Ground and Air divisions as well as numerous other competitors.
shimniok commented on June 28, 2012
Here are the official results from Sparkfun. Your listed 1st place winner for ground division is incorrect. That honor was handily earned by Team Ox27.
1st Place: Team Overhead, with an official time of 36.62 seconds
2nd Place: Team Robota, with an official time of 44.50 seconds
3rd Place: Lost in Air-Space, with an official time of 1 minute and 54 seconds
1st Place: Team 0x27, with an official time of 2.08 seconds (yep, you read it right -- the robot nailed the hoop time deduction)
2nd Place: Team Minuteman, with an official time of 9.46 seconds
3rd Place: Team Databus, with an official time of 37.16 seconds
Crowd pleaser: Die!Wheel!
Rookie Award: Short Circuit
Best Dressed: Kegbot
Water Hazard: Viator
Engineer's choice: Namniart
Kill Switch: Snobbotics
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