December 12, 2013
Over the course of one month, our team of three designed, fabricated, and coded three fully-autonomous robots who were able to play “robockey” (analogous to ice hockey). The size constraints and various other puck holding constraints drove the design of each of the bots. I was responsible for the design and fabrication of the robots, while my other two partners were responsible for electrical framework and artificial intelligence (coding), respectively. The project culminates with the annual robockey tournament where 28 teams compete in a bracket challenge; our team (A.K.A. “Los Bandidos”) finished in 3rd place.
The 7 minute video (below) will give you more insight into our mechanical design considerations, competition, and our fighting "robockey" players in action.