The AUB Robotics Club's Engineering Design Challenge (EDC) is a regional university-level engineering competition, launched for the first time in the American University of Beirut by the AUB Robotics Club in 2015. This year, EDC 2.0 is back with an exciting new theme: Drive Smarter.
EDC 2.0 welcomes students from all majors and universities to participate. Form teams of 2-5 players to compete for a chance to win a grand prize of $1,500 for first place, and $1,000 and $500 for second and third place respectively. No specific platform is required in order to reduce implementation costs for participating teams. The challenge will take place on February 12, 2017 at the Charles Hostler Student Center, in the American University of Beirut.
Due to the growing demand and focus on self-driving autonomous cars in the industry, challenging undergraduate students to create a prototype of a smart car would give them the basic tools needed for a bright future in the industry.
The challenge this year is to design and build small self-driving cars, that can compete in two games; Driving Test and Shawarma Express. To win the games, cars are expected to use sensors and control concepts to be able to operate reliably without human interaction.
AUB Robotics Club is offering workshops on the basic tools needed to help in developing your autonomous car, which will be announced soon.