Intro to Robotics Syracuse University Engineering and Computer Science

“The task was to push the other robots out of the ring”
“Basically we were building robots that can sense their environment and we do that
using sensors. For us personally we used IR sensors to detect
lines and a distance sensor that will say high or low whether or not it sees something
in front of it or not and that is how we sense the enemy”
“Just like sumo wrestling but a version with robots”
“All the teams had to pick out their own motors, code up their own sensors. They had to house everything so lot of wiring,
lot of controls, lot of hardware machining” “It had to be under five pounds and it had
to be within ten inches by ten inches by I think six inches”
“Then it t had to be fully autononmous meaning it needs to guide itself around”
“We had a tournament today, double elimination tournament, two losses knocks you out”
“One of the reasons we were able to stay inside the ring so well is because is we made
sure that the infared sensors on each corner could really detect the line and react accordingly”
“If you can stay in, there is a pretty good chance the other teams are just going to run
themselves out” (laughing)
“Students get into it, it gives them a goal to compete for”
(cheering) “And they worked really hard at it”

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