Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition

Photos by Vaughn Gurganian/Oakland University

The Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) was held July 3-6 at the Oakland University campus in Rochester Hills, Mich. Robotics teams from universities around the world competed in the 24th annual event, which featured robots designed and constructed by engineering students. The robots performed tasks in three key events: Auto-Nav Challenge, Design Competition and Inter-Operability Profile Challenge. More than $37,500 in prize money was awarded during the four-day competition, along with the Rookie of the Year Award (University of Calgary) and the Lescoe Cup (Lawrence Technological University), the IGVC’s top overall prize. IGVC host partners include Oakland University, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) 
and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).