The IGVC offers a design experience that is at the very cutting edge of engineering education. It is multidisciplinary, theory-based, hands-on, team implemented, outcome assessed, and based on product realization. It encompasses the very latest technologies impacting industrial development and taps subjects of high interest to students.Students solicit and interact with industrial sponsors who provide component hardware and advice, and in that way get an inside view of industrial design and opportunities for employment.
A fully autonomous unmanned ground robotic vehicle must negotiate around an outdoor obstacle course under a prescribed time while maintaining a minimum of speed of one mph over a section and a maximum speed limit of five mph, remaining within the lane, negotiating flags and avoiding the obstacles on the course.
SeDriCa has made India proud after securing 4th position globally and 5th in the Advanced AUTO-NAV Challenge beating teams from top ranked universities like UBC, Georgia Tech and 30 other universities. This has been the best performance by any Asian team till date in this competition.