Additive Robotics completed a prototype kit and built a demo robot using all of the parts of the proposed kit. The demo robot is a planar driving robot that uses a high-capacity battery, a STM Cortex-M4 processor, two BLDC drive motors, two servos, three distance sensors, and five line sensors to perform a variety of autonomous tasks.
After taking a tour of the demo robot and kit parts, HTU personnel evaluated the system on an example competition field. Additive Robotics demonstrated the programming process, displayed data from all the sensors, and stepped Dr. Okpalaeze through the implementation of wall detection and line following algorithms on the platform. Pleased with the kit, HTU instructed us to proceed with the production run. The kits are scheduled to be delivered by early April.