Autonomous vehicles are often used to explore difficult to reach places (i.e. Search and Rescue, Scientific Exploration). This project aims to create a low cost, educational demonstration of autonomous mapping and navigation by building a vehicle that explores a simulated environment.
Our goal is to build a robot that, when placed in an unknown 2D maze, will efficiently map the entire maze. The maze will be static, with a smooth ground and flat walls. The 2D map of the maze will be updated live and displayed.