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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...

General Body Meeting on March 30, OEH 300 at 6PM

Hello RAS Members! We are excited to let you know that our next speaker will be Steve Landers, a senior software engineer for Carnegie Robotics (link here). The company is a leading provider of advanced robotics sensors and platforms for defense, agriculture, mining, infrastructure, energy and other applications. Steve has a range of experience in industry and specializes in artificial intelligence and computer vision. At this upcoming GBM he will be presenting an introduction to visual object recognition. The meeting will take place at 6pm this Friday (3/30) in Old Engineering Hall 300. As always, there will be pizza!