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The project is to build an '''autonomous robot''', which plays football with golf balls on 2m x 3m arena by rules of Robotex . Robotex is an annual open Estonian competition of robotics mainly between three largest informatics related universities: University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology and Estonian IT College. The goal of the competition is to raise popularity of exact sciences and computer science. Our team is one of participating teams from University of Tartu. This year we are trying to build a smaller and faster robot than any of robots seen on this competition this far. We will design a robot which fits to cylinder of 18cm diameter with height of 15 cm, so it would also comply to size limits of Robocup SSL .
Features of our new robot include:
omnidirectional movement using brushless motors and self-designed omniwheels
positioning using magnetic hall sensors on wheels and data from image processing
localisation and mapping of target balls, goals and the opponent using self designed hyperbolic mirror based omnidirectional camera system