Even with restrictions imposed due to Covid 19 pandemic, the inaugural Robot Open Autonomous Racing (ROAR) race was an overall success with 8 teams joining us from multi-disciplinary areas. ROAR will expand to 3 leagues: S1 Series (Software simulation)*, V1 Series (Virtual Reality), and A1 Series (Autonomous Racing).
The center has had success in expanding into Richmond Field Station B164 with one of its main focuses on ROAR. We also want to acknowledge Michael Wu for all his efforts in helping develop the ROAR platform and the S1 Series. The center will upload the videos to our YouTube channel soon.
You can see the results of the race below:
|Team Members||Total Lap Time||Best Single Lap Time||Remarks|
|Alfredo De Goyeneche, Alvin Tan, Sihao Chen, Wesley Wang, Aman Sidhant||813.92 s||77.23s||Using customized waypoint smoothing function & LQR Controller|
|Shuwen Deng, Zheyuan Wu, Linfeng Zang||1104.00s||77.15s||Fast driving using manually-tuned PID controller|
|Michael Wu, Flaviano Christian Reyes, James Cheney, Marleah Puckett, Jonathan Wong||1207.45s||120.45s||Using Reinforcement Learning DDPG network trained PID controller|
|Josephine Koe||1294.13s||126.96s||Using optimally tuned PID controller with customized local planner|
|Peter Peng, Amanda Chiang, William Situ||2531.55||253.10s||Driving at 44 km/h. Safe but not fast|
We are very pleased to announce the winners for the 2020 ROAR S1 series:
Grand Prize: Alfredo De Goyeneche, Alvin Tan, Sihao Chen, Wesley Wang, Aman Sidhant (Record: 813.92s)
Second Place: Shuwen Deng, Zheyuan Wu, Linfeng Zang
Third Place: Michael Wu, Flaviano Christian Reyes, James Cheney, Marleah Puckett, Jonathan Wong
Fastest Single Lap: Shuwen Deng, Zheyuan Wu, Linfeng Zang (Record: 77.15s)
Prime Directive (Fastest system that has zero crash during competition): Michael Wu, Flaviano Christian Reyes, James Cheney, Marleah Puckett, Jonathan Wong (Record: 1207.45s)
We thank the contestants who participated in our ROAR competition from the following institutions.
Philips Academy Andover
Yali Middle School
If you are interested in ROAR in the upcoming semesters, please reach out to Allen Yang at email@example.com.
* Important Note: Due to restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic, ROAR competitions for 2020 and 2021 seasons will only host the S1 series until further notice.