Black and Gold Autonomous Racing is a collaborative Purdue University-West Point research project aiming to race Indy Lights cars at 180 mph in the Indy Autonomous Challenge at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by Fall 2021.
I am the technical lead of the West Point side, advising the student members and organizing the collaborative work we’re doing with the Purdue side of the team. I have been leading the motion planning, dynamics, and controls aspects of the our autonomy system, and have been helping design the overall architecture. Designing a robot autonomy system to Sense, Plan, and Act while driving at 180 mph is one of the most intense engineering challenges that has ever been presented to me. Challenges are opportunities!