Mechatronization and autonomization in education: KoPra students develop autonomous driving vehicles

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As part of this year’s design project course (KoPra), the challenge for the students was to develop an autonomously driving vehicle for picking, transporting and placing a “KTmfk egg”, which is controlled using a microcontroller. For this, the students’ vehicles had to cope with the autonomous delivery situation, which was complicated objects suddenly appearing.
Four different teams – with four very different vehicle concepts – showed what their vehicles were capable of in a very successful final event on February 7, 2023. Thereby, the prizes for the best delivery situation were determined by an expert jury of the KTmfk and the best design by the students.