ONIZUKA - DEST. DEEP SPACE, 2019
This year's robot is Onizuka, named after the first Asian American to ever fly in space. We took inspiration from the game theme: DESTINATION DEEP SPACE.
ORION - STRONGHOLD, 2016
YAROSLAV THE WISE - REBOUND RUMBLE, 2012
Yaroslav fired basketballs into hoops using a catapult and finished the match by balancing on a bridge. Its catapult shooting mechanism was unique among its competition. it was also built with a custom gearbox and a camera on the very top in order to detect the hoops. Yaroslav faced off against our school mascot in a basketball shooting competition.
IVAN IV - LOGO MOTION, 2011
Ivan picked up inflated tubes using a claw on a vertically extendable shaft. We custom built Ivan’s mecanum wheels to allow for strafing across the field. At the end of the match, we would release a smaller robot named Feodor which would climb up a metal pole as quickly as possible. Ivan was our first robot that incorporated carbon fiber, a material that has since been incorporated into all of our new robots.
CIXI - BREAKAWAY, 2010
Cixi used two different air based mechanisms in 2010. It used a vacuum to capture balls and used pneumatics to shoot the balls into the goals. Cixi was named after the Empress Dowager Cixi, and its official theme song is “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey.
AUTO VON BISMARCK - LUNACY, 2009
Named after the Warlord Otto Von Bismarck, Auto collected balls off of the floor then shot them through a moving target or dumped them into a trailer. Auto was originally overweight and in order to fix this problem, the team drilled holes into the panels, giving it an appearance similar to Swiss cheese.
XERXES - OVERDRIVE, 2008
Xerxes was a lap running robot; it would move around the course in order to score points. It was a very simple robot because it did not have many functions. Xerxes originally had a bar on it’s front in order to herd balls, but this broke during our first match.