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General Body Meeting on September 27th, 7-8pm in Benedum Hall 102

We are pleased to announce our first speaker of the year!

Steve Landers is a software engineer from Carnegie Robotics with a background in computer graphics, statistical filtering, and general robotics. He will be speaking to our group about visual object recognition, and afterwards field questions on what its like to work in the robotics industry. This is a fantastic opportunity to network and get introduced to important topics in the field!

The meeting will be held 7-8pm this Thursday September 27th, in Benedum 102.

See you soon!

General Body Meeting on August 31 in Benedum 102 at 7PM

Hello RAS Members! Our first GBM of the semester is this Friday (August 31st) at 7pm in Benedum 102. We will be discussing this year's projects and club happenings. Be sure to stop by if you're interested in getting involved!

IARC Mission 7 Technical Postmortem 2018

Over the last two years, Pitt’s Robotics and Automation Society has supported a team for Mission 7 of the International Aerial Robotics Competition. For an introduction to the challenges of Mission 7, take a look at the IARC’s summary of the mission. We’ve made multiple posts about our progress along the way, including notes on our success at last year’s competition, all of which can be found on the RAS IARC project page. At the 2018 competition, we were awarded both “Best System Design” (for the design best suited to complete the mission) and “Best Technical Paper” (read our paper here) at the American Venue of the competition. Furthermore, we achieved the highest overall score at the American Venue.

Now that the project is complete, we wanted to write up a dump detailing the technical aspects of the project; that’s what this post is for. If...