6/22/2005 - Major updates to the website include some additional competition photos, update vehicle descriptions, and additions to the Media page including 2005 vehicle design reports.
6/13/2005 - The team concluded competition in the 2005 IGVC and was extremely successful. Virginia Tech swept the competition winning 8 of the 9 top spots as well as winning first, second, and third place overall. Check out the new results page for a summary of the competition. The team would like to thank all of our sponsors and supports for help during the year.
3/31/2005 - Sponsors page updated to include Timken
3/28/2005 - Polaris frame delivered and work progressing on the vehicle assembly
3/3/2005 - Team bio page format updated and includes team pictures
3/2/2005 - The new vehicle under development for the 13th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition has been named "Polaris".
2/8/2005 - New video added to multimedia section of Virginia Tech's Grand Challenge vehicle Cliff during testing.
2/7/2005 - Website updates to eliminate errors encountered with various browsers
1/26/2005 - Igus has joined the AVT design effort this year as a sponsor with a generous donation of cable and cable management solutions.
1/25/2005 - Additional movies added to Multimedia section of Johnny-5 at the 10-29-04 JOUSTER field day
1/23/2005 - Website content corrections completed
1/22/2005 - Website Updated
1/20/2005 - Purchase of components to support the new vehicle development underway
1/19/2005 - Motors Develivered
1/18/2005 - First AVT meeting for the Spring Semester
Winter Break Progress:
1/14/2005 - AVT vehicles participate in the JOUSTER Field Day at the Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Danville, Virginia
1/10/2005 - Finished Galleries, "Team" section almost completed (need photos and experience), "Links" section started
1/9/2005 - Team biography section started
1/5/2005 - Photo gallery added along with "About" section completed
12/29/2004 - New website started for
AVT, "Home" section completed
12/2004 - Final team presentation of proposed vehicle design
10/2004 - Gemini travels to Roanoke, VA to participate in a keynote address by Virginia Tech President Chalres Steger at the Hotel Roanoke to the Capital Access Forum Convention.
8/2004 - AVT forms with a new group of senior design team members and volunteers.
Summer 2004 Events:
8/2004 - AVT vehicles Gemini and Johnny-5 travel to Austin, Texas to participate in the Annual National Instruments (NI) NIWeek exhibition
7/2004 - AVT Vehicles participate in a exhibition at Alumni Event in Greensboro, NC.
6/2004 - AVT vehicles Gemini and Johnny-5 demonstrate autonomous navigation during a presentation to students and faculty at the Unversity of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.
6/2004 - AVT vehicles Gemini and Johnny-5 travel to Slat Lake City, Utah to particpate in the The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual conference in cooperation with National Instruments.
6/2004 - AVT participates in the 12th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) and wins the $10,000 grand prize! Johnny-5 wins first place overall and Gemini wins the design competition and 3rd place overall. AVT wins a total of 6 of the 9 competitive awards as well as $12,200 in prize money. Virginia Tech was the only team from the United States to place in any competition.
3/2004 - AVT participates in the official announcement ceramony for the Joint Unmanned Systems Test, Experimentation, and Research (JOUSTER) at the Virginia International Raceway (VIR).