Hey glad to have teams interested in the AI competition.
We don’t know what hardware will be included in the Vex AI registration, or anything about the Vex AI special parts.
But I can try to give you a sense for what you can likely expect.
This robot used 100$ in cameras to see the whole field.
350$ in computers
And a 1000$ lidar just for localization. (borrowed from lab at university and luckily localization should be solved by vex.)
Here is 1 image from 1 camera after running object detection.
Obviously all the normal vex parts as well. Ballpark I’d put that at 3-4k, to repeatedly build 2 robots. Which is a lot more transparent and well discussed on this forum.
What is your team’s background? FRC? FTC?