Re: Innovation in Control award discussion
We won the innovation in control and excellence in engineering awards this year for our custom control system. After having a unique system we were proud of, I think the primary item that led to our winning was encouraging the programmer to discuss it in detail with the technical judges when they come by. There's a tendency for the more technical team members to summarize the more technical items when giving a description of the robot functions so as to keep it short and not bore the less technical. They need to be encouraged to describe some of the more advanced features in great detail to the judges so the judges understand exactly what makes the feature special and demonstrate the students knowledge of the functioning of the feature.