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1 Team 1985 Robohawks A Systems Engineering Approach to their Rookie Year Dan Robinson, Mentor

2 F.I.R.S.T. F.I.R.S.T. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Vision "To create a world where science and technology are celebrated... where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes" Dean Kamen, Founder Mission FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs that build not only science and technology skills and interests, but also self-confidence, leadership, and life skills. Gracious Professionalism Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST. It's a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.

3 F.I.R.S.T F.I.R.S.T. Overview 2007 Programs FIRST Robotics Competition for high-school students FIRST Robotics Competition for high-school students FIRST Tech Challenge for high-school students FIRST Tech Challenge for high-school students FIRST LEGO League for 9 to 14 year-olds FIRST LEGO League for 9 to 14 year-olds Junior FIRST LEGO League for 6 to 9 year-olds Junior FIRST LEGO League for 6 to 9 year-olds FIRST Place for ages 6 to adult FIRST Place for ages 6 to adult Overall Reach 130,000 students 10,709 robots 37,000 mentors 27,000 event volunteers 2007 FIRST Robotics Competition 1,307 teams 260 rookies Over 32,500 high-school students From 7 countries: Brazil, Canada, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, U.K., U.S. 37 Regional events in Brazil, Canada, Israel, U.S.

4 The Game – Rack and Roll (Requirements) Two Methods of Scoring Hanging Game Pieces or Ringers and Keepers on the Rack 15 sec Autonomous mode score Keepers 2 min Operator Mode score Ringers Spoilers can only negate Ringers/only game piece that can be removed and replaced on the Rack Elevating Alliance Partners off the Ground - Roll onto Ramps 4 inches = 15 point Bonus 12 inches = 30 point Bonus

5 The Playing Field The Rack Game Piece Three Robots for Blue Alliance Three Robots for Red Alliance

6 Additional Requirements Cost (Value of Robot not to Exceed $3500) Bill of Material Website Digital Design Control Logic/Software Safety Animation Community Outreach Fundraising Rules Point Penalties for many infractions of rules Disqualification of Robot or Team Power Cut-off for Safety Weight/Height/Size Limits 39 X 27 inch 4 ft, 120 lb 5 ft, 110 lb 6 ft, 100 lb

7 Demanding Schedule 6 weeks from Game Reveal (RFP) to Hardware Deliver Requirement Shredding Design Build Hardware Software Test

8 The Teams Approach Scoring Options Able to Score on all Three Levels Autonomous Capability Provide Ramps to Lift 2 Alliance Members 12.5 inches off Ground 4 ft, 120 lb High Speed Chassis (Compromised to Medium Speed due to weight limitations)

9 Systems Engineering Approach Use of Teams Assigned Weight and Cost Budget to each team Tracked Weight, Schedule and Cost as well as Performance Daily Logs When Problems Occurred they were Identified Early and Addressed

10 Teams Design Options Genie Lift Mast with grasping Claw 4 Motor Drive all Wheel Drive (Reduced to 2 Motors) 2 Deployable Ramps with Extending, Gravity Assist Tilting and Lifting Use of Light Seeking Sensor CMU Camera for Autonomous Scoring

11 Team Organization Coach – Physics Teacher Mentors – Boring Engineer types and Parents Team Captain - High School Senior Sub Team Leads Chassis Mast Ramp Claw Software 3-D Solid Modeling/Design Website Documentation 35 Team Members - Students

12 3-D Solid Model of In Theory

13 In Theory on the Field

14 Scoring on the Rack Individual = 2 pts 2 in Row = 4 pts 4 in Row = 16 pts 3 in Row = 8 pts 5 in Row = 32 pts 6 in Row = 64 pts7 in Row = 128 pts 8 in Row = 256 pts Red Score = 264 Blue Score = 38

15 In Theory on the Field

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42 The Rookie Year Results St Louis Regional Competition All Star Rookie Award (Qualified Team For Nationals) Qualified in Top 10 (9 th place) and Chosen By #7 Alliance Lost in Quarter Finals Boilermaker Regional Won the Delphi Driving Toward Tomorrow Technology Award Chosen by #5 Alliance Team (5 th overall Pick) Lost in Semi Finals National Competition in Atlanta Team had a Great time and Learned a lot

43 At Nationals Deploying Ramps In the Pits

44 In Theory In Action


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