2012 was the final competition year

Posted in Uncategorized on September 11th, 2012 by EricV — Be the first to comment!

Due to funding uncertainty, the ION and AFRL have decided not to hold a 10th annual RLC in the summer of 2013.  After having provided nine successful competitions for over 450 students from 25 schools, we felt it was time to make a change in order to reduce funding/infrastructure/manpower requirements.  We’re planning to present a new competition concept for spring/summer 2014 (indoor quadrotor navigation, on-site coding challenge, etc. – feel free to provide your ideas!) and are working to have that finalized by the summer of 2013.  The ION Snowplow Competition(autosnowplow.com, Jan. 2013) is another option if teams wish to repurpose an existing mower chassis in the current academic year.

 

Thanks again to all the participants, volunteers, and sponsors!

 

Eric Vinande

2012 RLC Chair

2012 Competition Results

Posted in Uncategorized on June 18th, 2012 by EricV — Be the first to comment!

Dynamic competition
1.  Wright State University
2.  Miami University
3.  Case Western Reserve University

Static competition
1.  California State University, Fullerton
2.  Syracuse University
3.  University of Michigan, Dearborn

Competed:
- Auburn University (dynamic)
- University of Florida (dynamic)
- University of Florida (static)
- University of North Florida (static)
- Southern Polytechnic State University (qualified)
- University of Evansville (accepted)

The links bring you to each team’s report.  Thanks again to all our competitors, sponsors, and volunteers!

Rules updated and welcome package released (9-May-2012)

Posted in Uncategorized on May 9th, 2012 by EricV — Be the first to comment!

The competition rules have been updated to reflect a safety concern with uncovered mowing blades.

Check out the welcome package for details regarding competition schedule and locations.

Please have a look and let us know if you have any questions.

2012 Rules and Application posted

Posted in Uncategorized on March 19th, 2012 by EricV — Be the first to comment!

Check out the “2012 Competition Info” page link above.

2011 Reports, Finally!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 13th, 2011 by EricV — Be the first to comment!

As teams start preparing for the 2012 competition, here are last year’s reports for reference. Auburn University’s report was over the 2 MB upload limit for this site, but we’d be happy to email it out.


Capra “Herbinator”


Case Western Reserve Univ. “Cutter IV”


Cedarville Univ. “SnD”


Cleveland State Univ.


Calif. State Univ. Fullerton “Titan Chopper”


Calif. State Univ. Long Beach “Roy”


Univ. of Evansville “UEzMOW”


Univ. of Florida “InstiGator”


Miami Univ. “RedBlade”


Univ. of Cincinnati “Bearcat Shredder”


Univ. of Michigan, Dearborn “X”


Univ. of North Florida “Green Reaper II”


Worcester Polytechnic Inst. “Prometheus”


Wright State Univ. 1 “AWSUMMOW”


Wright State Univ. 2 “Moogie”

9th Annual Robotic Lawn Mower Competition Announced

Posted in Uncategorized on October 6th, 2011 by admin — Be the first to comment!

The ION’s 9th Annual Robotic Lawn Mower Competition will be held May 31 – June 2, 2012 in Beavercreek, Ohio.

May 31 – June 2, 2012
Siebenthaler’s Beaver Valley Garden Center
Beavercreek, OH
RoboMow.ion.org

2011 Competition Results

Posted in Uncategorized on June 9th, 2011 by EricV — Be the first to comment!

Dynamic competition
1.  Case Western Reserve University
2.  Auburn University
3.  Wright State University

Static competition
1.  University of Florida
2.  University of Michigan, Dearborn
3.  University of North Florida (prize reduced due to mowing less than 50% of field)

Best Cut
Case Western Reserve University

Thanks again to all the competitors, sponsors, and volunteers.  We are already looking forward to the 2012 competition!

Thursday (2-June) Team Presentations

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25th, 2011 by EricV — Be the first to comment!

Hopefully all the teams are making finals adjustments to their mowers and are getting ready to join us next week for the competition!  All teams are required to be at Tec^Edge on Springfield St. (see the Welcome Package for directions) at 1pm, Thursday June 2, ready to present their mower details.  Please contact EricV if you have any special needs for your presentation.  Refreshments will be served around 3pm and drinks will be available for purchase.

Here are the teams that are scheduled to appear in competition:

Auburn Univ.
Cal State Univ. – Fullerton
Cal State Univ. – Long Beach
Case Western Reserve Univ.
Cedarville Univ.
Cleveland State Univ.
Ecole de Technologie Superieure / Capra
Miami Univ.
Univ. of Cincinnati
Univ. of Evansville
Univ. of Florida
Univ. of Michigan – Dearborn
Univ. of North Florida
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Wright State Univ. 1 & 2

8th Annual Competition Welcome Package Released

Posted in Uncategorized on May 18th, 2011 by DonV — Be the first to comment!

Find all the info on the 8th annual competition included in this 2011 RLC Welcome Package. Feel free to ask EricV or DonV any questions regarding the competition, directions, or logistics.

Thanks!
-RLC Team

2011 Sponsors

Posted in Uncategorized on May 10th, 2011 by admin — Be the first to comment!

ION thanks the sponsors of the 8th Annual Robotic Lawn Mower Competition!