Our Steamworks robot is named Elon. He is named after the founder of Space-X, and CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk.
Our robot is able to deliver gears in auto from the left, center and right with vision code written with Open-CV.Our robot takes gears passively and it able to give gears to the airship both in the autonomous and in the teleop mode. We can get an average of 4-5 gears per match. We can also play defense when needed. During the last 30 seconds of the match, our robot is able to climb the rope. The set up time to climb the rope takes about 5-10 seconds. The time it takes to climb the rope is 2 seconds.
This year the programming team diecied it would be a good idea to deliver the gears in auto by using the retro reflective tape as guide. The programming team used Axis camera and wrote code using Open CV that makes it so the robot can deliver the gears from the right, left and center. The video below shows autonomous code, how it works and the robot in autonomous delivering a gear to the right side of the air ship.
Our robot climbs the rope at the last 30 seconds of the match. Our rope climbing system can be best described as a lasso. The rope drops in the middle and using two full sized sims motors, the lasso like rope on the robot is able to grab on the dropped rope, pull it in and warp it around the pole. This helps us climb the rope. We won the creativity award twice, one at Bridgewater, MA and once at worlds championship in St.Louis, due to our unique rope climbing.