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===Initial Design and Indoor Track===
===Initial Design and Indoor Track===
[[File:Initial design.jpg|thumb|right|300 px|RoboCar06's initial design]]
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[[File:Indoor Lap.mp4|thumb|right|300 px|First autonomous attempt]]
|[[File:Initial design.jpg|thumb|right|300 px|RoboCar06's initial design]]
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===Final Design and Outdoor Track===
===Final Design and Outdoor Track===

Revision as of 16:41, 22 March 2019

Team 6 Members

  • Aron Laszik (ECE)
  • David Zhu (MAE)
  • Elizabeth Park (ECE)
  • Zhe Tang (ECE)


The goal of our project is to use 4 TOF (Time-of-Flight) sensors to continuously sample data from the sensors to successfully parallel park our car. We drew inspiration from a previous team, 2018FallTeam2, who did a project on parallel parking with TOF sensors. Our idea is to further the work done by the previous team by utilizing more sensors to prevent any collision while parking.


Initial Design and Indoor Track

RoboCar06's initial design

Final Design and Outdoor Track

File:Outdoor Lap.mp4
Driving laps in the EBU2 track
RoboCar06's final design

Gap Detection

Wall Detection

Perpendicular Parking

RoboCar06 performing a Perpendicular parking maneuver

Parallel Parking


Error with smbus library

We ran into issues with using the smbus library which helps us change the I2C addresses of the TOF sensors in Python. We were able to change the I2C address but could not access the data correctly when trying to establish communication through I2C. With this error we could not use all 4 TOF sensors simultaneously.
We bought 2 multiplexer buses from Fry's so we can use all 4 TOF sensors at the same time.