The Robonauts 118 - 2023 Video

The Robonauts are proud to present our robot for the 2023 competition season, Echo:

We can’t wait to bring some energy to the field and get Charged Up with you all!

Echo will be competing at:

FIT District Channelview
Magnolia Regional
FIT District Houston Event
FIT District Space City

Best of luck to all teams!

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Where’d you get the giant marshmellows for your intake?

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Take 2 on side of bridge balancing I see.

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My most anticipated part of each season. This video.

Great job, Robonauts!

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Oh man…

If the answer to this question isn’t Buc-ees I’m going to be upset

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epic robot as always, love the intake to gripper handoff, the intake, and the climb. can’t wait to watch you guys play on channeliew!

How do the cubes get to the place they are being launched from tho?

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This is likely a pre-load cube only for autonomous. That’s my guess.

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Sheer beauty as usual.

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Single use mechanisms always have a spot in my heat. Love the Catapault.

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This is correct - the cube is pre-loaded into our “blooper” :slight_smile:

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#CatapultGang

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You know what they say about Texas:
Always be rootin’.
Always be tootin’.
And gosh darn always be bloopin’.

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And all with no pneumatics…not counting the vacuum cube holder that looks like it may not have made the final cut (and took me 3 watches to even notice).

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I think my favorite part is the Robonauts-gold charge station…

Awesome bot and video as always.

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Suction sighting!

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Sometimes on, sometimes off, what will we see at the comp :thinking:

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I think this is my new favorite Robonauts bot. The many mechanisms allude to past robots.

  • Forks like Illusion, and the autonomous-only launching mechanism, which i expect to last through the entire season, unlike Illusion’s, which used the arm as the season progressed.

  • Mostly-polycarb-intake like on Flyby

  • Large diameter intake wheels as on Horizon

  • Superstructure akin to Horizon and Illusion

As if the past robots are saying, “We’re still here, we’re still playing.”
There’s nothing more fitting than Echo. It’s the perfect name.

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Took “magic polycarb” to a whole new level.

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