It’s that time of year; the end of summer is approaching, and with it comes, drum roll, another whitepaper from the Zebracorns about ROS! Surprising approximately zero people, we have made use of ROS for another season* of FRC. This year, we were really able to take advantage of our ROS-centric, modular development model to make a variety of improvements to our code. We have improved the reliability of several robot systems, including the driver (the least reliable robot system), and implemented features that bring us closer to our goal of a fully autonomous robot.
- Path generation/following
- ROS dashboard (on Windows!)
- Awesome IMU (Thanks ADI!)
- Controlling all the things
- Spinny color wheel-of-fortune Apple-loading-icon beach ball lollipop™
Thank you to our wonderful mentors and students who were instrumental to our progress this year. And, as always, thank you to the NCSSM Foundation, NVIDIA, John Deere, AWS: RoboMaker, VMware Foundation, CTR Electronics, Overleaf, Analog Devices, Terabee, and the rest of our wonderful sponsors.
* Yes, we did call it a season. We know it’s a bit weird, but go with it.