Navigation robot: TAMU Engineering Showcase Team ‘VALE’ (2020)

The VALE robot was built by the capstone team CAST, at Texas A&M University in 2022

It’s a student project of two semesters, and they entered the SICK TiM $10k lidar challenge.


  • Shanley Mullen
  • Jesse Rosart-brodnitz
  • Evan Mariast
  • Austin Heibel

BAST was a Campus Tour Guide robot with many features.

  • GPS
  • Voice Recognition
  • Weatherproofing cover
  • Upgraded caster wheels
  • SICK Lidar
  • Obstacle Avoidance
  • Compass