I know several of you are interested in building an autonomous or semi-autonomous Mech for the upcoming RoboGames in April.
I am starting this thread to have a place for discussions about challenges/ideas/solutions in and around the problem of how to build an autonomous robot that can compete.
I do not have a name yet but plan to enter a fully autonomous biped mech using a Lynxmotion BRAT.
Here is a youtube link to a Lynxmotion Rover that I put a CMUcam2+ head on that does color tracking. That work is the basis for the auto targeting system that I am developing for the competition.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SJwIFqNJMM"]YouTube - Lynxmotion Rover Robot autonomous tracking RC car[/ame]
My goal is to enter a fully autonomous mech but if that proves to be too challenging then I may have to modify the design to be human piloted with auto-targeting (and manual firing).
My personal passion is developing fully autonomous machines that can work in a wide range of envioronments.