Robots

Robot Name:
Irrational

Drivetrain:
Two Drive Modules
8WD Skid Steering, with lowered center wheels (4 total) for enhanced turning
High Efficiency
Single speed transmission
Geared at 8 fps using custom 4-motor Chiaphua gearbox

Traction:
Eight 4″x1.5″ IFI wheels (~1.3 coeff of friction)
Two 4″x1.5″ custom wheels, with timing belt treads

Mechanisms:
Tiltable 3pt ball shooter made from 4 6″ wheelchair wheels, and driven by 2 mini-bike motors
Expandable hopper, to allow for ease of human player loading
Trap door, to allow 1pt. ball dumps into the corner goals

Autonomous:
Shaft encoders, and gyro allowing for feedback control
CMUcam2 for alignment with green target, to shoot 3pt balls.

General Strategy:
Shoot 3pt balls
Score 1pt balls
Defend if needed
Do what is necessary to win the match

Performance:
Click here to view awards won in 2006.