Introduction to Matlab

Matlab was one of the three robots we built for the Robot World Cup. It follows high school rules for Gateway 2011.

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Main Features:
Drive Train: 6-motor drive (1×393 2×269 on each side), 2:1 gear ratio
Lift: Chain Lift (1×393 each side), 1:7 gear ratio (with elastic)
Intake: Top Suckers (1×269 each side)

10 motors were used. Matlab reached up to 30″, and was able to score in the 30″ center goal faster than many of it’s competitors. Matlab played as an interaction robot.

Matlab played in the Robot World Cup as part of the MITE (Manukau Institute of Technology) alliance. It was initially built as a demonstration robot but designed to be competition legal, and when MITE’s Mexican alliance partners had their robot seized at LAX, we let them borrow our robot so they could play. Here are two videos demonstrating some of its capabilities:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_p2dfCSoDk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao9X0gAk5LA