Pluto 2.0 – Intake 2018

Main achievements:

– Modular and robust design future generations can build on
– Driving outdoor & autonomous
– 15kg of payload weight capacity
– Obstacle detection & avoidance
– Lock of beer compartment
– Cooling system for beverages
– Can operate day and night

Timeline

Challenges:

– Behavior of brushless electric-motors
– Breakdown of ESC (electronic speed controller)

Main issues:

– Unequal resistance / running of wheels and gears
– Robot is difficult to steer and control
– Creation of the map fails sometimes (odmetry problems)
– Autonomous driving with anti-collison does not work reliably