Allison and Preeya are in a Robotics club. It is her and 5 other people. They will build a robot and compete in competitions. There is a list of things their robots must be able to do.
The robot must be a certain size. Here is the beginning of the robot. Actually he is a prototype.
Below the robot is being driven by Allison. (She is not in the picture)
As you can see to the left there is a ramp. The ramp must be a certain pitch and the robot must be able to make it up and over the ramp. It must also use an arm and raise a flag up a flag pole. It must take a block from one of the crates on the left and pick it up and place it into another crate. It must also be able to do a chin up. Lift itself up on a bar off the ground.
They have made quiet a headway but have several months work ahead.
Below are 2 completed robots from previous years.
The top one could lift a 200 lb man.
Last year the one above won first place in North Carolina. But this year the state of NC is not allowing out of state competitors. Guess they are scared of us West Virginians beating them. :D
So once they have finished the robot they will go to several competitions and hope to being home a prize. In the meantime, they are having a blast learning about engineering, design, and software programming and applying that knowledge toward the robot.