DGIST Undergraduate Student One the Grand Prize from Robot Open Source Lab in SOSCON 2019
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DGIST Undergraduate Student One the Grand Prize from Robot Open Source Lab in SOSCON 2019 - Developed small, efficient driving robot system and increased operation accuracy
DGIST announced on Thursday, November 7 that D_Poom Team consisting of Kwan--jun Shin, Taekyeong Kim, Seunghyeon Lim, and Geonhee Shim in the School of Basic Sciences received the Grand Prize from the Robot Open Source Lab in ‘Samsung Open Source Conference 2019 (SOSCON 2019).’
Held in Samsung Electronics Seoul R&D Campus on October 16-17, Robot Open Source Lab was held for a unique and original robot design that helps people using open source1.
The award-winning D_Poom Team developed completely autonomous small driving robot system by using Depth camera2 for the core equipment of autonomous driving instead of the expensive LIDAR equipment. The team also appropriately applied an open source needed for autonomous driving and designed a driving algorithm for the route they made themselves, which maintained high accuracy in a real-time operation and achieved a strong performance.
Kwan-jun Shin and Taekyeong Kim in D_Poom Team already received the Grand Prize with their cleaning robot driving algorithm in the ‘SOSCON 2018 Cleaning Robot Hackathon Competition’ last year. Inspired by an autonomous driving delivery robot experienced in FGLP3, DGIST global leadership program for freshmen, the two students applied the strengths of open source they learned last year and developed this research further. They especially secured enough processing performance needed for a real-time operation in a low-specification PC as well.
Kwan-jun Shin, a sophomore in the School of Basic Sciences, said “Thanks to open source, we could make our own advanced system. To help everyone who wants to make autonomous driving robots, we are going to organize all codes and information and show them on the website. Our final goal is to be published on an international journal.”
1 Open Source: A source code that has become public to show how software is made; a software composition is learnt easily by knowing a source code.
2 Depth camera: Can measure distance by using laser or infrared rays and scanning space; different types of products are being sold in the market.
3 FGLP (Freshmen Global Leadership Program): A non-curricular program in the DGIST Undergraduate School where freshmen and sophomore students can take summer courses in top universities abroad (UC Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, and Stanford University) to build global leadership skills.