This project was based off of a variation of the ASME Soccer Robot Competition, where 5 teams were tasked with creating a soccer robot to compete with. The main objective for each team was to create a remote-controlled robot with an integrated shooting mechanism that was capable of shooting a tennis ball, with accuracy, into a goal. A design process was used to create this robot from scratch, where multiple concepts were created and tested through mock-ups and prototypes to better understand the problem at hand. Throughout this process, three main prototype goals were prioritized: the ability to drive around the field in less than 17 seconds, make 5/10 shots from the mid-line, and capture a ball within 2 seconds 8/10 times. With these goals in mind, as well as multiple user needs listed on page 10, a final prototype was constructed and competed in the competition, winning 3rd place overall.Overall, our prototype achieved two out of the three goals. The shooting mechanism was very efficient with capturing and shooting the ball, but the final product lacked the speed to make it around the field in less than 17 seconds.
Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)
Arango, Braden; Otani, Brendan; and Markwell, Florie, "MEMS 411: ASME Soccer Robot" (2021). Mechanical Engineering Design Project Class. 175.