Robo racer-pacer

Pacemaking provides track athletes with the opportunity to improve their performance in races and training by distributing their energy output in such a way to run faster overall times.

However, current methods are inaccurate and resource intensive. 

Therefore, the aim of the project was to design and build an autonomous, line-following pacing vehicle which motivates athletes by providing a real target to race against on an athletics track. The design embodiment is a modified remote-controlled car, fitted with an on-board computer and camera to run computer vision technology and motor control to autonomously steer and propel the robot given a specific user input.

This innovative project has the potential to positively change the way runners train and ultimately improve their race day performances.

Healthy society


Mechanical Engineering

Joshua Allison
Daniel Canala
Danyon Loud

vote for this project: HS20

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