VCRC shows using computer vision as the main sensory modality of autonomous mobile robotics projects has the following advantages:
(1) Low cost (compared to expensive laser scanners),
(2) Richness of information
(3) Low power consumption (compared to laser scanners),
(4) Retrieving 3D information with stereo vision.
In order to promote research on computer vision and autonomous mobile robotics, we challenge college students as well as talented high school students with the following Vision-based robot competitions.