Robot Name: Kasey IV-Miss Compomants
Human Player: Colin
Our Rebound Rumble robot quickly took in balls from the floor and shot them into any basket using a turreted shooter mechanism. Auto targeting functions assisted with aim in autonomous and tele-operated modes. An enclosed electrical box with custom printed circuit boards including sensor diagnostics led to a system that was easy to debug.
We won the Engineering Excellence award and the Engineering Inspiration award at the Greater Toronto East Regional, and the Imagery Award in honour of Jack Kamen at the Waterloo Regional
Robot Name: Kasey III-Barbra Streisand
Minibot Names: Candy, Misty, Twisty
Human Player: Marcello and Colin
Our Logomotion robot used an arm with a wrist and a roller claw to pick up tubes from the floor and place them quickly and reliably anywhere on the scoring grid. Mecanum drive allowed for optimal maneuverability and speed. Our quick little minibot scaled the pole in under 2 seconds.
We were finalists at the New York City Regional, and won the Engineering Excellence Award.
We were quarter-finalists at the Greater Toronto West Regional, and won the Innovation in Control Award and the Engineering Inspiration Award.
We competed at the World Championships in St. Louis.
Robot Name: Kasey II- The Arbalest
Our 2010 robot used a crossbow to shoot the soccer balls into the net.
We attended two regionals, Pittsburgh and the Greater Toronto Regional (GTR), where we qualified for the eliminations for both. In Pittsburgh we were 5th alliance captains and we made it to the semifinals, at GTR, we were selected 7th, and we got to the quarterfinals.
Robot Name: K-Bot Kasey
Human Player: Haotian
Our robot for the 2009 challenge was designed to score up to two balls at a time. The balls were sucked into the robot, being driven up with a conveyor belt-like mechanism, raising them to a separately driven roller that shoots the balls into the opposing team’s trailer.
At the Greater Toronto Regional (GTR) Competition, we placed 17th out of 59 teams in round-robin play, were selected 4th overall for the playoffs, and won the coveted “Rookie All Star Award.” This qualified us to attend the world championships in Atlanta Georgia, where we placed 10th out of 87 teams in our division and won the “Top Rookie Seed Award.” In the process we received a great deal of positive media coverage: on television, in the papers, and on the Internet.