Team Floating Point

 
 

Background

The Robotics Association at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University presents the Floating-Point III Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) and Exponent Unmanned Aerial Subvehicle (UAS) systems as a competitive solution to the 2017 RoboBoat Competition challenge. Goals of the Floating-Point team are fulfilment of all mandatory tasks (thrust and speed), navigation of the optional buoy channel, and completion of all additional tasks posed by the challenge stations. The Floating-Point ASV and Exponent UAS systems were developed with innovative solutions for meeting these goals. The final design of the ASV system includes a stable yet maneuverable tri-hull boat platform, safe, reliable power and propulsion systems, a powerful on-board processor, and array of mission critical sensors. In order to complete tasks at the challenge stations, these sensors include a camera, hydrophones and scanning laser rangefinder. The UAS system is designed to be waterproof, and has sensors with similar purposes to enable to to complete its set task.


Floating Point II

Equipment:

  • Systems:
    • Asus Q87M Computer Platform
    • Blue Robotics T200 Thrusters
    • Parabolic AUV Deck
  • Sensing:
    • Velodyne LiDAR VLP-16
    • Logitech HD Webcams
    • Teledyne Hydrophones
    • Hemisphere GPS
  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
    • Raspberry Pi / IR Camera
    • Onboard Sonar/Compass/Depth Sensors
    • Python2.7 and OpenCV Computer Vision
    • Tethered Deployment