Robockey = Robot Hockey! For students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Design of Mechatronic Systems class, “the finals” are more than an exam; they are a tournament in which the winners hoist The Robockey Cup high above their heads in victory. Each team produces three robots that skate on wheels, shoot with pistons, and see the puck, the goals, and each other using a variety of sensors.
“Robockey covers mechanical design, electronics, and programming, which makes it a perfect mechatronics project,” says master’s student Neel Shah, a member of the winning team. “It made us aware of the problems that come up only when implementing things practically [that] are not there in theoretical learning, as well as the different solutions for tackling them.”
Posted by Michael Kaudze on 02/01 at 03:44 AM