30 Sep 2018

Bringing ROS to the Largest High School Robotics Competition

Anja Sheppard, Olivia Fugikawa, Niall Mullane, Ryan Greenblatt, Kevin Jaget, Marshall Massengill

FIRST, or For The Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is an international organization focused on engaging students through STEM. This year, our team - The Zebracorns - was the first in the high school FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) to control our robot entirely using ROS. In our presentation, we’ll introduce the unique challenges presented by FRC with restricted hardware options, time, and resources. We’ll talk about our motivation for implementing ROS, the specific application within FRC, and our ambitions for the future of ROS within the FRC community.