Hello from sunny San Diego! The team and our robot Tortuga (thanks Pelican - the shipping container worked great!) made it to the 2014 RoboSub competition and had a pretty good first couple days. We were able to qualify on our first attempt by navigating autonomously through the gate.
On our remaining practice runs, we took video through Tortuga's cameras so we could calibrate our computer vision algorithms. Tortuga seems to be finding the bins pretty well - we'll have to see how the rest of Wednesday goes when we test out the other tasks.
Wish us luck!