I was walking back from Quant Lab (in Coolbaugh Hall) when I came across this over at Kafadar Commons:
It’s a Senior Design project that took a conventional riding lawnmower and robotized it by adding a MIT Handyboard and some linear actuators with feedback loops. They said it took 9 months to complete, which seems a little odd because I’ve done things very similar to this when I was at the UW during my Senior year of high school. They’re actually going to the hand the project off to a graduate student to implement a GPS receiver. Should be interesting.
I talked with one of the creators and he’s going to send me some white papers and more photos.
[tags]colorado school of mines, senior design, robot, robotics, weederbot III[/tags]0