Sandstorm and 973 will be competing at the Inland Empire and Los Angeles Regional! Also we’d like to thank all of our sponsors for everything this year. It wouldn’t be possible without you guys and a big shout out to Jackie and Lucas, a mentor and student on the team who helped put this all together!
For curious individuals, the link to the original song is here.
Very nice. I like how the bin arm is packaged with the carriage. I’m loving the innovation. Knowing 973 there’s bound to be something not shown (or not clearly shown) in this video, so no doubt all eyes will be on the Greybots at IE tomorrow morning.
What’s the reasoning behind the large carriage? Lower COG? It looks quite stable.
What are the second set of rollers for?
And most of all:
what wheels are those!? They grip the totes like magic.
Looks like a great robot as always.
From what I have seen, they are used to make sure that the totes come into the robot from the human station correctly. We are having a major problem with the totes not landing flat from human station. It has really stumped many teams.
There are a couple items that aren’t shown in their reveal video that made an appearance at various times in IE. Try looking at their qual matches… then their elimination matches. If you get a decent view, you should notice a difference between their reveal video and their competition configuration(s). Not that they actually used the elimination configuration for its intended purpose (that I saw)… YET.