Autonomous Football Playing Robots

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I built two autonomous football playing robots along with my teammates Advay and Nishka for the National and International Robot Olympiads.

In our first attempt in 2015, we ranked third nationally (Indian Robot Olympiad) and qualified to represent India in Doha, Qatar (World Robot Olympiad).

These competitions were my first exposure not only to robotics competitions but also to the LEGO EV3 and Mindstorms systems. Though people think these to be childish, I feel that the simplicity of the hardware allows the user to focus on the programming aspect of robotics without slaving away cutting a chassis out from wood. Again, the drag and drop programming system may seem childish but manage to teach extremely complex algorithms such as the ones we used to program our robots. The restriction of 4sensors and 4 motors can, at times, seem annoying, but the challenge of building complex systems with just 4 motors makes the whole experience more fun and challenging.

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