Interception of a ballistic target by an agile ground robot

Authors: Meshi Blum, Liran Goshen, Gleb Merkulov
Supervisor: Prof. Tal Shima

The goal of the experiment is to catch a ball flying a ballistic trajectory with a ground robot. The challenge is twofold: the interception has to happen at the specific time and overall flight time is on the scale of 1.5-2.5 [sec]. Therefore, the project uses real-time Guidance, Navigation, and Control framework with on-board algorithm implementation and a new robot to our laboratory – Robomaster EP Core. The robot may accelerate to the speeds of 3 [m/s] with high acceleration and achieve rotational speeds of 600 [deg/s].

The project is ongoing and new results will be published as we advance.