Competition History

  • Regional #1 Winner
  • Regional #2 Chairmans
  • World Competition Quarterfianalists
  • Additional Awards Innovation in Control

Robot Quick Info

  • Name Sir LanceABot
  • Year 2009
  • Weight 120 lbs
  • Programming Language Labview
  • Status Decommissioned
  • Game Lunacy
  • Initial Size 37″ x 26″ x 59.5″
  • Extended Size 37″ x 26″ x 11′

Robot Features

  • Crab Drive
  • Vision Tracking Turret
  • Single speed transmission drive train geared for ~10 feet/second
  • Incredibly strong super structural arm assembly

Challenges

  • Speed was our largest struggle. The robot could not move quickly, the turret was slow, the elevator was slow, and the vision system was slow. We were able to execute on everything we wanted, however as an entire robot, there were difficulties
  • Lunacy was a difficult game. The combination of a hyper-complex robot and an unusual game ensured that we never knew how the games would run. In the end, we ended up re-tooling the top of our robot and turning it into “dumper” style robot that worked far better once we got to Atlanta.