Development of a collision-avoidance feature for the RELbot

BSc assignment

The RAM lab has an educational robot (RELbot) to be used by the robotics master students in assignments to deploy, test and experiment with their own algorithms. However, the RELbot does not yet have a safety feature. This safety feature should detect when the robot is about to collide with something and stop the car from crashing by stopping the wheels but should still allow the RELbot to turn.

The goal of this assignment is to develop and test this safety feature. This will include researching and determining which sensing method would be most suited for the use cases of the RELbot. The chosen sensing method should then be implemented into the RELbot system and once completed, tests for the functionality and effectiveness will be carried out.