Rover Software Development
Rover software development is a focus area for The University of Alabama Huntsville (UAHuntsville) Computer Engineering team. A senior design group from the Computer Engineering department is designing and testing some software ideas for us. They are working with an off-the-shelf commercial rover called Corobot. This ready-made platform lets them focus on the software aspects of the rover without having to worry about the hardware. Their rover uses an accelerometer and a 3D camera to navigate its way through its environment. Their work should be finished at the end of this semester.
UAHuntsville - Computer Engineering Group’s rover
The team can be seen here at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center with Tim Pickens, RCSP team leader:
More information about the rover and project documentation can be found on the team's senior design website.
Rover Systems Integrator, Dynetics