Autonomous Mower Path Planning

Doosan Bobcat Engineering, 2022–23

Liaison(s): Mike Schmidt, Dylan Stokosa
Advisor(s): Victor Shia
Students(s): Kevin Kong (TL-S), Sean Wu (TL-F), Zoe Kedzierski, Amber Hughes, Anthony Kang, Holly Chen, Jeremy Kim

The team equipped a Bobcat zero-turn mower with mapping and obstacle avoidance. This project implemented full-coverage path planning and area mapping while utilizing some of the previous Bobcat Clinic team’s mapping algorithms. The team developed algorithms to partition a defined area and optimize the mower’s route to mow the area in a clean back-and-forth striped pattern.