Abstract Title

VEX Robotics Team

Faculty Mentor Name

Joel Schipper

Format Preference

Poster

Abstract

The VEX Robotics Team is a competition-based group of students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus. The team designs and constructs robots using standard VEX parts, and competes in university-level VEX Robotics competitions. This year, the organization separated into three teams: Blue, White, and Gold Teams. Each team built one robot and represented Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at VEX competitions. The VEX game for the 2016-2017 season is named “Starstruck.” In the game, each robot scores as many 6-pronged foam stars and 12 in cubes as possible over a 2ft high fence, which divides the field in half. Then, during the last 30 seconds of the 2-minute match, each robot has the opportunity to suspend itself off the ground using a 2 ft high pole located in one of the corners on its side of the field, either 4 inches for a low hang, or 12 inches for a high hang. The teams began the year with brainstorming ideas for robot designs, conducting research, and constructing prototypes. Then the teams constructed their final designs, programmed their robots using the RobotC programming language, and conducted final testing in preparation for the competition. The VEX Robotics Team successfully hosted its second VEX-U competition at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus in November of 2016, and competed in the Southwest VEX-U Tournament on March 4th, 2017– also held at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus.

Eagle Prize Award

Location

AC1-ATRIUM

Start Date

3-31-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

3-31-2017 3:00 PM

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VEX Robotics Team

AC1-ATRIUM

The VEX Robotics Team is a competition-based group of students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus. The team designs and constructs robots using standard VEX parts, and competes in university-level VEX Robotics competitions. This year, the organization separated into three teams: Blue, White, and Gold Teams. Each team built one robot and represented Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at VEX competitions. The VEX game for the 2016-2017 season is named “Starstruck.” In the game, each robot scores as many 6-pronged foam stars and 12 in cubes as possible over a 2ft high fence, which divides the field in half. Then, during the last 30 seconds of the 2-minute match, each robot has the opportunity to suspend itself off the ground using a 2 ft high pole located in one of the corners on its side of the field, either 4 inches for a low hang, or 12 inches for a high hang. The teams began the year with brainstorming ideas for robot designs, conducting research, and constructing prototypes. Then the teams constructed their final designs, programmed their robots using the RobotC programming language, and conducted final testing in preparation for the competition. The VEX Robotics Team successfully hosted its second VEX-U competition at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus in November of 2016, and competed in the Southwest VEX-U Tournament on March 4th, 2017– also held at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus.

Eagle Prize Award