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Introduction of teams

two German and two Slovak teams (and 5 Czech)

Welcome new team KaMaRo Engineering (known from Field Robot Event), new machines (ARBot, JECC) and all stayers . When and where you could see the robots? 5th September 2015, Písek city center, Czech Republic. Concurent starts of all robots at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm.


YouTube playlist of all registrations

AmBot (CZ)

Robot Ferda is based on modified children's electric car ("ride-on") for Robotour 2015. The controller is based on Arduino with ATmega2560, controls the motors, utilizes magnetometer as a compass, manages three sonars to detect obstacles, reads data from an external GPS receiver and communicates with a Bluetooth converter (to respond to commands from the master system). This master system is an Android smartphone with proprietary application (RoboNav) for GPS navigation by the map (derived from OpenStreetMap) supplemented by visual navigation according to smartphone camera (for keeping on the road).

ARBot (CZ)

Robot is controlled via Zedboard with SoC Zynq 7020 manufactured by Xilinx. It has 512 MB RAM, 32 GB SD, the heart is dual-core ARM Cortex A9 + NEON at 600 MHz and it contains programmable gate array with 85 thousands units. Zedboard runs on Linux and as main programming language is used mono and C#.
The chassis is differentially driven with 3rd passive wheel. The modeller wheels have diameter 17 cm and two motors PG36555126000-50.9K with encoders are controlled by professional unit SDC2160 by Roboteq and it provides necessary traction.
There are two optical odometers ADNS 3080 for further position improvements. The next sense is „touch”. Robot has two tactile FSR sensors integrated in the front bumper.
Time-tested AHRS VN-100 from VectorNav provides information about robot orientation. The global position information is handled by GPS uBlox NEO 7M.
Robot has two sonars HC-SR04, which can be rotated via model servo motor.
The control unit for model servos is SSC-32.
Robot has stereoscopy camera with chips Aptina MT9V032, which have global shutter and are able to work in HDR mode. Camera is movable in two axis via servos.
The energy source are 4 LiFePo cells with capacity 14.5 Ah and protected by SBM.
The chassis is built from 2mm thick plywood for air models and spruce beams 7 mm. Simply model domain. All parts were cut by laser.

Istrobotics (SK)

The robot is based on modified RC car TRAXXAS E-MAXX (3903). It is equipped with camera, GPS, sonar HC-SR04, IMU with 3D compas and magnetic IRC. Arduino mega is used for robot control and sensors reading. Odroid C1 running on linux is used for computer vision and GPS reading. Robot is programed with C++ and OpenCV.


  • image recognition with webcam
  • obstacle detection with SICK PLS 101
  • embedded pc module with Intel Core i7
  • DRV8432 motor driver

Kamaro Engineering (DE)

Our Robot is completely self developed, from mechanics to software. It has four wheels, two independently steered axis, one main motor and weighs about 40kg. It was mainly developed as an agricultural robot for the Field Robot Event. The low level software is written in C++, the high level software in C# and Java. It has two LIDARs and a camera as its main sensors.


Robot is based on 4WD chassis of terrain RC model.
The data from GPS and compass are used for grid localization. The candidate with the highest probability is selected from the grid. Moreover it has to overweight all neighbors by given ratio to be accepted.
The algorithm for planning path from current winner position to goal is standard A*.
The road navigation is based on image processing of front camera. The odometry and GPS position then estimates the distance to crossing, which is realized by simple wall-following algorithm with compass direction correction.

NDTeam (CZ)

Robot Robík:
  • weight about 20 kg without barrel
  • controlled by homemade control unit based on Cortex M3 (LPC1765)
  • power: 8S1P 5Ah LiPol
  • Credit card sized Linux computer Odroid U3 for video processing
  • OpenCV for road detection
  • 5x sonar for obstacle detection and avoidance

Radioklub Písek (CZ)

E-liška has size approximately 95x60x48 cm and weights around 40 kg. The board voltage 24V is provided by two gel-lead accumulators 12V/18Ah. E-liška has spring-loaded 4-wheels undercarriage with Ackermann steering and powered all four wheels, each with its own control unit. We replaced two back motors by BLDC for this year. We use Lidar Sick , GPS and 9 DOF innertial unit. The main control provides notebook with operating system Linux-Debian, and motor control handles own module with STM32. The power steering is addressed by own construction of H-bridges and 3phase control of BLDC motors. The main program is written in Python.

Smely Zajko (SK)

Parallax (Motor Mount and Wheel Kit), encoders, 2xHB25 motor drivers Sbot board (based on AVR ATmega128, low-level control board) PC ASUS UL30V (main control computer) 5x SRF-08 (ultrasonic sensors) GPS NaviLock NL-302U USB SiRF III Compass with tilt compensation (HMC6343) AVR ATmega8 (compass driver) Camcorder Panasonic SDR-T50 or webcam usual usb hub Power: HAZE HZS 12V 9Ah handmade wood & aluminium base red power switch and power circuitry

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