Publication Date

Fall 2016

Document Type

Final Report

Problem Statement

The Olympic Summer Games test the abilities of people throughout the world in a wide variety of athletic challenges. The athlete that wins the Olympic decathlon or heptathlon is referred to as the world’s greatest male or female athlete. The 2017 Student Design Competition challenges your technical design skills to create a robot that is fast, strong, and agile. Your team must build a remotely controlled device to compete against others in five different events – a robot pentathlon. Scores from each of the events will be combined to determine the overall champion. Our team will attempt to design a robot that will compete in two of the five events that still meets all the standards and rules of the competition. The two events that we are planning to compete in are the sprint and the throw. These two events, along with the device’s foundation, will be competed in the fall. The hit, lift, and climb will be completed in the spring.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)