Technical Evaluation of the Carolo-Cup 2014 - A Competition for Self-Driving Miniature Cars
Paper in proceedings, 2014

The Carolo-Cup competition conducted for the eighth time this year, is an international student competition focusing on autonomous driving scenarios implemented on 1:10 scale car models. Three practical sub-competitions have to be realized in this context and represent a complex, interdisciplinary challenge. Hence, students have to cope with all core topics like mechanical development, electronic design, and programming as addressed usually by robotic applications. In this paper we introduce the competition challenges in detail and evaluate the results of all 13 participating teams from the 2014 competition. For this purpose, we analyze technical as well as non-technical configurations of each student group and derive best practices, lessons learned, and criteria as a precondition for a successful participation. Due to the comprehensive orientation of the Carolo-Cup, this knowledge can be applied on comparable projects and related competitions as well.

Fault tolerance

Educational institutions


Best practices


Fault tolerant systems


S. Zug

Otto von Guericke Universitaet Magdeburg

Christoph Steup

Otto von Guericke Universitaet Magdeburg

J.-B. Scholle

Otto von Guericke Universitaet Magdeburg

Christian Berger

University of Gothenburg

Olaf Landsiedel

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Fabian Schuldt

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Jens Rieken

Technische Universität Braunschweig

R. Matthaei

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Thomas Form

Technische Universität Braunschweig

12th IEEE International Symposium on RObotic and Sensors Environments (ROSE), Politehnica Univ Timisoara, Timisoara, ROMANIA, OCT 16-18, 2014

100-105 6952991
978-1-4799-4927-4 (ISBN)

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