Posted in: SERVO Blog (12/14 at 04:26 PM)
Speedy Micro Mouse!
Last year, the fastest micromouse we saw made it through a maze in 6.4 seconds. This year, they’ve gotten even faster. Apparently there was some question as to whether a micromouse could break the 5 second barrier when it comes to getting through an expert class maze (which I think are somehow standardized in turns/length), and although it didn’t pull it off in official competition, a mouse called Tetra managed to make it through the maze in a seriously scant 4.7 seconds in a demonstration:
Nobody is quite sure how or why this mouse is so fast, but some experienced people have some ideas… David Otten, a 22 year veteran of micromouse competitions, after the jump.