Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, Daniel S. Schudel, Jason A. Janet, Ren C. Luo
The North Carolina State University team intends to participate in the 1996 Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition with Lola, a Nomad 200. This year marks our third entry in this competition. Lola is a Nomad 200 with a standard 16-transducer sonar ring and tactile bumper sensors. We have taken advantage of the Nomad’s modularity and moved 3 of the rear sonars to the front just above the bumper. This provides Lola with the ability t,o sense chairs and other potential obstacles that might otherwise be unseen.