September 2010 | Volume 07, Issue 05
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18th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC)

June 4–7, 2010

Photographers for this event were Elizabeth Carnegie, U.S. Army TARDEC, and Todd Solgat, U.S. Army TARDEC.


U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center Senior Research Scientist in Robotics Dr. Jim Overholt welcomes the 58 teams competing in this year’s competition during the IGVC’s opening ceremonies. Overholt has been a part of the event from the very beginning when he participated as a student at Oakland University. (U.S. Army TARDEC photo by Elizabeth Carnegie.) Teams participating in the 18th Annual IGVC developed robots that could perform a number of tasks and complete different obstacle courses. The University of Detroit Mercy’s Cerberus prepares to climb a ramp as part of the Autonomous Challenge. Cerberus took first place overall in the Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems, Navigation and Autonomous Challenges. Their sweep helped them capture the coveted Lescoe Cup, which is awarded to the IGVC overall winner. (U.S. Army TARDEC photo by Todd Solgat.) The annual IGVC includes a design competition where teams have to document their process flow, algorithms and software development just as they would be required to do in real-life situations. The City College of New York City took first place for their unique rounded robotic design. (U.S. Army TARDEC photo by Todd Solgat.) Robotic Systems Joint Project Office Project Manager LTC David Thompson, U.S. Marine Corps, tracks time as Trinity College’s robot navigates barriers on the Autonomous Challenge course. (U.S. Army TARDEC photo by Elizabeth Carnegie.)

A student from California State University Northridge’s NorMAN Jr. team looks on anxiously as his team’s robot navigates the Autonomous Challenge course. The NorMAN Jr. team was the first to make it through the winding, serpentine-like section of the course. (U.S. Army TARDEC photo by Todd Solgat.) Students from Trinity College observe their robot navigating a tricky portion of the Autonomous Challenge course. The course’s curves and inclines challenged robotic designs and software programming. (U.S. Army TARDEC photo by Elizabeth Carnegie.) Teams from around the country and around the world came to Oakland University to participate in the 18th Annual IGVC. Middle and high school students from Robofest and For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology teams also attended to learn more about the technologies the college students are working on. Here two Robofest team members from South Korea photograph IGVC competitors. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Carnegie.)