First Place Platinum Winners

Platinum Winner: Robotics for Space Exploration (RSX)
“Martian Exploration Rover

Karim Koreitem, Rahul Goel, Kramay Patel, Askar Kazbekov, Aakash Goel, Philip Lee, Masha Itkina, Kiah Bransch, He He, Bryan Tarras, Kevin Olsen, Ekansh Sharma

Description of Robot
Origin is a tele-operated rover designed for planetary exploration – specifically, Mars. It is controlled from a distant base station, and is equipped with various mechanical components, sensors, and electronics. It is designed to rove and complete a variety of tasks in challenging environments where human involvement is unsafe or impossible.

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Robotics for Space Exploration Robot 1


Second Place Winners

Team Name:  BeaverworX
“Polar Vortex“
Group Members
Tom Vuong, Reli Desosa, Mayur Saxena, Billy Parmenter

Description of Robot
The robot, Polar Vortex, is a competitive game playing robot designed for the 2014 FIRST competition. FIRST imposes limits on the size and shape of the robots.  Polar Vortex is 44” in its greatest diameter and 42” tall. “AERIAL ASSIST is played by two competing Alliances of three robots each on a flat 25’ x 54’ foot field, straddled by a truss suspended just over five feet above the floor. The objective is to score as many balls in goals as possible during a two (2)-minute and 30-second match. The more Alliances score their ball in their goals, and the more they work together to do it, the more points their Alliance receives.” (US FIRST)  To achieve this Polar Vortex is capable of a great deal of control of the ball. The ball can be retrieved from the ground or a teammate, ejected, or thrown at a variety of targets. Polar Vortex is also very capable of motion, being specifically designed for maneuverability.  Ball pickup and ejection is achieved using a roller assembly at the end of an arm. The arm is placed over the ball and then pulls it onto a spring-loaded launcher in the centre of the robot.  The arm and roller can eject the ball, or be moved out of the way to allow it to be launched.

BeaverworX Team



Third Place Winners

Team Name:  Command Center
“Mobile Robotic Arm”

Group Members
Mohammad Hasan, Tazook Bukhari

Description of Robot
The robotic arm is mounted on a four wheel, all purpose, individually powered tires, high torque vehicle. The control station was built with the intention of supplying easy access and control.  Therefore, be having a mobile control station enables convenient control of the robotic arm and vehicle.   For the design of the robotic arm, we wanted to simulate a human arm by which we used several bearing to resemble human joints, the robotic grip to resemble a cuffed human hand.  In convenience, the design behind the control system was to promote and stimulate natural human movements.
For the design of the robotic car, we wanted to ensure that the structure supported heavy weights picked up and still maintain a decent speed.  Also, the body holds a camera that opts for a 120 degrees range in the horizontal and 90 degrees in the vertical live view.