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General information

Team name: Kamaro Engineering e.V:
Institution: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Department:

MOBIMA
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Team details

Mentors: -
Members: 56

Robot – basic information

Web page: www.kamaro-engineering.de

Dimensions:

(W × L × H)

55x90x50 cm
Weight: 30 KG
Num. of wheels: 4 Turning radius: 60 cm
Rain resistance: IP 22    

Robot – mechanical details

Drive concept: Four-wheel-drive, two differentials
Steering: Four-wheel-steering with independent axles
Special characteristics: Lots of traction and good ground clearance

Robot – electrical details

Powered by: 2x 22,2V, 5000 mAh, Li-Poly
Motors: Dunkermotoren BG72x25CI (Traction)
Controller: ARM Cortex M4 STM32F4 Board (CAN)
Sensors: Camera: Webcams (Logitech) and Industrial (Baumer) Compass: MEMS
Ultrasonic: Optional (Baumer) Gyroscope: MEMS
Infrared: - Accelerometer: MEMS
Laser:

SICK LMS100/

SICK TIM 551

Mechanical: Steering position encoders and many  switches
Other:  
Communication W-LAN, Gbit-LAN, CAN, USB, UART, I²C, PWM

Robot – Software

Operating system: Debian Linux (PC), Microprocessor Code (Master Board)
Programed in: Java, C#, C++, C
Tools: Visual Studio, Eclipse
Other: Custom Code

Robot – Strategy

1st task:

“It's a marathon, not a sprint, unless it's a sprint, then sprint.”

Choose the longest obstacle free space in front of you as your path. Turn, if you think you have reached the end of the line.

2nd task:

“When in doubt, know your way out.”

See task 1, additional routines for obstacle detection an routing strategy

3rd task:

“Double-knot your shoes.”

Use two LIDARs to gather enormous amounts of data. Then make sense of it.

Free style:

“Swiss army knife”

Pulling a trailer packed with surprising features.

Robot – Investment

Work hours: Approx. 20 – 30 Students  x  3 years  x  10 hrs./week
Components:  
Other: Countless individually designed and manufactured parts
Sponsored by:

Main sponsors:

Supporting association of the MOBIMA chair

Supporting association of the students of the KIT

Many Companies supplied parts for free or at discount (SICK, Dunker­motoren, Nozag, Igus, Conec, Weidmüller, Metallbau-Schreiber, Kern, Baumer, Pepperl + Fuchs, Bosch Rexroth, Mädler)

Many individuals at the KIT helped us to unbureaucratically use time and resources scattered around the university.

Problems / Challenges

Managing the cooperation in a large team.

Finally unleashing our competitive advantage in mechanical and electrical engineering.

Gathering resources for our work. (Sponsors welcome!)

Avoiding over engineering.

Avoiding under engineering.

Complex software – complex bugs – lots of cookies and coffee.

Introducing reliability and performance upgrades to mechanics, hardware and software.

Calibrating the Ballmer peak.