The RoboJackets’ Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition team and their robot Mistii recently attended competition at Oakland University in Rochester Michigan from June 5-8. Mistii, a 3 wheeled, 300lb autonomous vehicle, contended with adverse weather conditions and muddy terrain over the four days of the event. The team was ultimately unable to qualify on the track but came closer to their goal than in the previous two years. The object of the competition is to create and program a robot that can navigate an outdoor obstacle course comprised of barrels, painted lines, and gps waypoints without any human assistance. More information can be found at www.igvc.org
Congratulations to the new RoboJackets officers for Fiscal Year 2016:
Public Relations Chair:
At the RoboGames international robot competition in San Francisco, California, RoboJackets’ BattleBots team successfully defeated Heavy Metal using our horizontal spinning drum BattleBot, Mandii . Unfortunately, we were knocked out of the tournament by the highly destructive robot Touro created by RioBotz, a team from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In addition, our Sumo bot took 4th place overall in the 3 kg R/C class and we were officially invited to the “International Robot Sumo Tournament 2015″ held in December in Tokyo, Japan.
Our BattleBots Team is currently in San Mateo, California participating in the RoboGames 2015 Competition. We are fielding two robots at this competition, a 120 lb. robot, Mandii, and a new 6 lb. Sumo Robot.
RoboJackets will have a strong presence at this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition Peachtree Regional. The competition will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 26-28. This year, RoboJackets mentored FIRST Team 5332, Toaster Tech. The team competed in the Georgia Southern FRC Regional earlier this year, and they reached the quarter-finals. In addition, 17 members of RoboJackets will be volunteering to help run the three day competition. The event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to spectate.
The times of the competition are as follows:
Thursday, March 26, 2015: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Friday, March 27, 2015: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
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