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CWRU Cutter: A NI-powered Autonomous Lawnmower

Contact Information

University and Department:

Case Western Reserve University

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Team Members:

Bradley Hughes

Henry Snow

Andrew Smith

Daniel Bennett

Alexander Schepelmann

            Kathryn Daltorio

Faculty Advisors:

Dr. Roger Quinn – Lead Advisor

Dr. Frank Merat – Advisor on Machine Vision

Primary Email Address:

cwrucutter@case.edu   

Primary Telephone Number (include area and country code😞

             (440) 941-1241

Project Information

Project Title:

List all parts (hardware, software, etc.) you used to design and complete your project:

Hardware

NI cRIO-9074

            Qty. 2 – NI 9411 – Differential Digital Input

            Qty. 1 – NI 9250 – Analog to Digital

            Qty. 1 – NI 9401 – 10 MHz Digital I/O

            Qty. 1 – NI 9422 – 12-60V Digital Input

            Qty. 1 – NI 9870 – RS232 Serial I/O

            Qty. 2  - NI 9481 – Relay

NI EVS-1464

Software

NI LabVIEW 2009 SP1

NI FPGA

NI RT (Real-Time)

NI PID Toolkit

NI Vision

NI IMAQdx

NI Vision Assistant

Describe the challenge your project is trying to solve.

Build a robust autonomous lawnmower to compete in the Institute of Navigation’s annual autonomous robotic lawnmower competition.  The challenge incorporates: network communication and synchronization, data acquisition, sensor interfacing, vision processing, signal processing, artificial intelligence, system control, and robotic actuation. 

Describe how you addressed the challenge through your project.

CWRU Cutter, pronounced “crew cutter,” is Case Western Reserve University’s NI-powered response to the 2010 ION Autonomous Robotic Lawnmower Competition.  The robot incorporates a CompactRIO and Embedded Vision System in order to accomplish the aforementioned tasks. CWRU Cutter placed 1st in the 2009 competition with a similar hardware platform.

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Congratulations for placing 1st in the Dynamic Competition at the 7th Annual ION Robotic Lawn Mower Competition.

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