The Team

Team Highlight Video

Robot without the steel enclosure

Process photo. Facing the steel pipe on the lathe.

Typical starting configuration on the right side.

Sensor Diagram. When our robot sensed the puck, it would remember the puck’s position and set it as its goal so that even if it stopped seeing the puck, it would know where it saw the puck last. When the robot face the puck, the sensors became more sensitive and precise as to aim for the puck with accuracy and speed.

First official goal.

NAME: Robockey – Autonomous Robots
TYPE: Robotics, Group Project with Ranjan Nayyar and Yoav Rabino
MATERIAL: Steel, Aluminum, MDF
SKILLS: Machining, Electric Circuit Design, Mechanical Design using Solidworks, Soldering, Programming – Triangulation, Programming – Differential Drive
SUMMARY: For the final exam in the Mechatronics class, the students were divided into teams of three to create robots to play "Robockey," hockey for robots on wheels. Our robots had to sense the IR LEDs emanating out of the puck to go after it, and then know where it was in the rink to score into the proper goal. For mechanical design, our robots had a steel casing so it could bash into other robots without damaging itself. These robots had to do all these things autonomously through programming a microcontroller. Our team placed 4th out of 33 teams in the Robockey Tournament.

link to Robockey rules:

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Robockey – Autonomous Robots