07 Oct 2023
Ben Goldberg, Cameron Taylor, Christopher Holley, Kevin Jaget, Marshall Massengill
The Zebracorns continue to use the Robot Operating System (ROS) as the foundation for all of our robot code, for the seventh year in a row. During the 2023 season, we began to harness ROS in a way we hadn't before to gain a competitive advantage through streamlined code and ROS-based autonomous actions. We also had an extremely reliable robot; code ran successfully in 98% of our matches. Our work with ROS won us three Innovation in Control awards, giving us district points needed to qualify for the World Championship. In this paper, we cover the highlights of our work and what we've learned over the past few years, as well as the details of our 2023 robot's software.