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Curie Division Robots information... (not complete)

Posted by Ken Leung at 04/03/2001 3:19 AM EST


Student on team #192, Gunn Robotics Team, from Henry M. Gunn Senior High School.



Here are the info some teams in the Curie Division sent to me through e-mail? Because we didn’t know the divisional assignment till last week, the following is not a complete list of all the teams in Curie. Hope to see you all in Florida!!! Maybe by then I will have a chance to make this easier to read.

Here are Robots?info from Curie Division’s teams:

Team #47

1st Place in NY, 4th in two other regionals. Can score 420 points if other
three robots just get accross and park. We can put up big ball, balance 1
goal with us NOT on the ramp. Can balance 2 goals with a weggie bot to
assist. All of this has been proven in combat.


#115, Monta Vista Robotics
Balance two goals using drivetrain (under a min with 11+balls)
Transport two goals with high traction drive train (gear-shifting)
We can be the balancer of the alliance or manipulator of the bridge and goals for the alliance
pick up 2 big balls simeltaneously...and/or pick up both goals
pull strecher over ramp
Highest standing: Regional Finalist, #2 seed


Team #75, the RoboRaiders
Best Function: Transport 1 or 2 goals(or stretcher) using 8-wheel very, high traction drive (servo gear-shifting)
2nd Best Function: Score big ball from any location (goal/robot on floor/on bridge)
Best function for alliance: Though we can balance one or two goals on the bridge, we are best suited to bring the goal over the bridge after loading and prepare it to be balanced by a team off of the bridge. Or we could run across and put a big ball on top of one of the goals.
HIghest Standing: Regional Champion (Johnson & Johnson MidAtlantic Regional)
Awards: Motorola Quality Award (Johnson & Johnson MidAtlantic Regional)


Team 116, Epsilon Delta, Herndon High School and NASA Headquarters
Can get under Bar
Can balance one goal for sure, two with a little help
If all goes well we can pick up a big ball, need to replace a couple bolts
We like to call ourselves a custodianbot due whatever no one else can
Highest Ranking: 4th (Regional Semi-Finalist)


Team 121 is an on-ramp 2 goal balancer.

Other abilities are:
Limbo machine
reset the bridge by going under the bar and back over bridge
run to endzone and stop

we also have the ability to release a goal once we clamp on.
This gives us the ability to help other 2 goal balancers by moving the goals
into position for them

We are willing to preform any part of an alliance, no matter how small it may
seem.

At the New York regional, we seeded 2nd and finished 3rd


Team 191 X-Cat
Consistently & Quickly Score big balls
Balance ramp with 1 goal
Regional Finalist at NJ regional


#211 - MAK (Marshall and Kodak)

Highest seed - 4th
Best Skill - Going under the bar and being able to put a large ball on the far goal in under 30 seconds. (we accomplished this 100% of the time at regional)
2nd best - can balance one goal using extended arm and get into the end zone in under 1 minute
We can also act as a stopper robot for the bridge and can manipulate the bridge


Team 225 York High Robotics - "BEAR METTLE"

Designed to be self sufficient:
We can handle both goals, but could use help balancing.
We handle large ball w/ arms very well.

We guarantee you will balance w/ our fold down legs.
We can walk over bar if necessary.

Never got synched with alliances at VCU, finished 61/80.

We can help any alliance and support any strategy


Team #292 will need to go over the bridge. We can pick up black balls as well as big balls. We feel that the far goal has not been used enough with the black balls. Our strong point is that we have a long reach. We can place a big ball on a balanced goal that is on the far side of the bridge. If two goals are balanced the far goal many times has not been used. We qualified fourth at the Great Lakes Regional with an average of 200+ points, we had a high round of 473 points. The team that we were paired with chose not to use us in the elimination even though we qualified fourth, they lost.


Team 296
Limbo, big ball. Under bar, big ball, help balance bridge (wedge) then place ball on goal.
In a pinch we can balance a goal from off the bridge.


Team #303, Vulgen’s Heroes
Bridgewater-Raritan High School/Midland School/Bihler of America
www.team303.com
Primary Ability: Balance two goals on the bridge from the floor using a claw mechanism.
Our balancing method keeps the goals very stable, and we rarely lose balls atop the goals due to swaying of the goals.
Additional Capabilities:
1. Carry one goal in claw (to balance or move)
2.We can bring the bridge down from an up position using a set of hinged arms on the rear of our bot? 3. These arms also are designed to pull the stretcher, but we’ve never tested it out on the field.
Highest standing: We were the #1 seeded team at the Mid-Atlantic Regional. We won the silver medal at the Mid-Atlantic Regional with a score of 552. Our average match points were 227.6.


#330, Beach Bot 2001
Primary Task: Put one large ball on the goal using "forklift" for easy ball pickup.
Secondary Tasks: Balance 2 goals using drive-train.
Handle 2 large balls at once.

We can either put balls on the goals (as demonstrated in the eliminations at the Southern California Regional) or balance 2 goals (as demonstrated in the eliminations at the Silicon Valley Regional). We SHOULD NOT be a goal manipulator, although we can
grab the goals very quickly, we can not release them.

Highest Standing: Regional Champion (Southern California Regional).


Team 358 Festo/Hauppauge H.S.

Big/small Ball grabber (excellent arm with two axis' of freedom)
Place big ball on goal on ramp (excellent)
Ramp reset (excellent)
Balance goals from off the ramp (one goal very easy, two goal possibilities but never practiced)
Ramp stop frame, height of frame is the balance height of ramp so we can help alliance balance (eliminates see-sawing).
Eight 6" wheel skid steerer powered by two drill motors with two speed shift (we call it a 8x4) very good traction.
One pair tow hooks (work fair, they don't hook up consistently causing need for multiple tries).

Highest Standing
Attended one regional, Semi finalist


# 383, Brazilian Machine
Best at putting big balls, we did it everytime we tried at VCU, and that lead us to being picked by #3 seeded alliance. We can tow the stretcher and balance a full goal, and, after some changes on Thursday at FL, we´ll hopefully be able to balance both goals. Can also manipulate the bridge.
Highest standing: Regional Champion


Voltage Team 386
Intersil/Rockwell Collins/Varimetrix/GSMA/NASA KSC

Abilities:
Grab 2 goals and balance in under 60 seconds
Push bridge down
Sweep balls from under bridge
Pull stretcher
Push robots
Drive System and Goal Grabbing: Proven 100% reliable in regionals !
4 wheel drive with 2 drill motors.
Studded wheels for added traction
Goal grabbers are automatic, self-centering and electrically releasable
Goal grabbers are extendable, and pull goals into base for stability

Bridge Tending System: Proven 100% reliable in regionals !
Pneumatic actuated arm, Ball sweeper for removing balls from under the bridge


#469, Las Guerrillas Robotics Team

We do two things equally as well:
- Auto-balance two goals on the ramp (using some creative gyro programming)
- Put up big balls: we go under the bar, and we can put one big ball on the far goal in 18 seconds. We can have two big balls up in around 30 if the goal is there.

The best way to use our robot:
- We go under the bar and grab one big ball, then another team puts a big ball on the far goal, and we grab it. All this happens while another robot is loading the near goal. It brings the loaded goal over the bridge, and we grab it. We put the ball on the goal as our gyro balances, thus eliminating any waiting at the other side of the field.
- If another team can balance two goals off the bridge, we can handle both balls

Highest standing: regional finalist at GLR and #4 seed at WMR


#596, Hopkinton Hillers
Place large ball on goal
Push goal toward the human player
We move at a decent clip, we can do tandem bridge runs, good team player.

Team 677, A Few Screws Loose, Ohio State/American Electric Power/Nortrop
Grumman/Columbus School for Girls
Balance two goals while on the ramp
Manipulate both goals, strecther
Can manipulate the ramp (up and down) by sitting on the side of the ramp
Our best function is to balance the goals - we can do this autonomously.
Highest standing - did not attend a regional





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you guys may have pride . . .

Posted by Joe Ross at 04/03/2001 9:38 AM EST


Engineer on team #330, Beach Bot, from Hope Chapel Academy and NASA/JPL , J&F Machine, and Raytheon.


In Reply to: Curie Division Robots information... (not complete)
Posted by Ken Leung on 04/03/2001 3:19 AM EST:



. . . but we have scouting data

You guys are working on cool division cheers . . .
. . . While we are working on 700+ strategies

Joe who is a proud member of the Curie division (and has his priorities straight too)


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Re: you guys may have pride . . .

Posted by Bill Gold at 04/03/2001 10:22 AM EST


Student on team #258, The Sea Dawgs, from Lincoln High and KPC&B, Applied Materials, SJUSD, and Mr. Stokely.


In Reply to: you guys may have pride . . .
Posted by Joe Ross on 04/03/2001 9:38 AM EST:



I'm not trying to start a fight, but you guys aren't the only ones with scouting data. We have our 700+ point strategies too... but I want to have fun. I'm proud to be going to Nationals


: . . . but we have scouting data

: You guys are working on cool division cheers . . .
: . . . While we are working on 700+ strategies

: Joe who is a proud member of the Curie division (and has his priorities straight too)


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Re: Curie Division Robots information... (not complete)

Posted by Scott England at 04/03/2001 2:27 PM EST


Student on team #401, The Hokie G.U.A.R.D, from Virginia Tech/MCPS and Virginia Tech/VBEP.


In Reply to: Curie Division Robots information... (not complete)
Posted by Ken Leung on 04/03/2001 3:19 AM EST:



Team 401 The Hokie G.U.A.R.D an HONEST description

Just under 10 inches tall 118 lbs
Very fast, hops over the 4x6 in about 1 second
Best strategy is to either be the team that pushes the near goal over to the human players, or just immediately go across under the bar, if another team drives over the bridge, we drive back over it to right it very quickly. At 10 inches, we fit just under a balanced bridge, so we can greatly speed up balancing time of another bot by stopping a bridge that goes just past horizontal, so it can be backed up slowly, not fighting momentum. Then speeding into the end zone.
We were the first team chosen at the VCU regional, finished second in the tournament.


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