Last 8th October took place the 3rd edition of the CRJET International Robotics Competition in Cataluña.
Silvestre was the WINNER of the Line Following Robots category. During the qualifying session in the morning, Silvestre set the fastest time, completing 3 laps to the 11.752 meters track in 14.02 seconds (2.5m/s average speed). Piolin - Silvestre's little brother - made the second best time at qualifying but had some issues and got a final 3rd place losing against Shibuya in the Semifinal round.
Its revolutionary positioning system allowed Silvestre to identify the main straight and to speed up to 4.8 m/s. Thanks to its inertial sensors and the wheel encoders, Silvestre could brake at the right point reaching the corner at a safe speed. This strategy had not been seen in any Line Follower competitions so far making Silvestre look even more impressive.
Silvestre Highlights (the slow motion part is very cool 😉 )
Final Race, Silvestre VS Shibuya:
For the next contests, the challenge is to make another key improvement to keep Silvestre on the top of the podium.
Also, Tobias was awarded with the "Most High-Tech" prize in the "Best of Show" category so it was a pretty successful weekend 🙂