VIRT's Jerry Sanders Design Competition Robots

Sasquatch

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Sasquatch is the newest robot to the VIRT robot squad. Weighing in at 145 pounds of metal muscle, Sasquatch is a robot to contend with. Sasquatch received second place at the 2013 Jerry Sanders Design Competition held at University of Urbana Champaign. This years plans for Sasquatch is to fix steering some steering problems and to redesign a more effective arm.

Sasquatch

 

Wheelzilla

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Wheelzilla was was created in 2010 and is defined mostly by its giant wheels and frame. Wheelzilla placed 3rd at the 2013 JSDC competition and overall scored the most during a single round. Wheelzilla was also entered into the demolition round and was one of the last robots standing, however its built design protected it so well only its receiver was damaged. This year's plan for wheelzilla is a new unique arm design.  

Wheelzilla

 

 

Bluebot

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Bluebot is the second oldest veteran of the VIRT robot squad. This last year Bluebot placed 4th at the 2013 JSDC. This years plans for blue bot is to redesign its frame, add electrical temperature sensing data and a camera. VIRT will also be redesigning a new unique arm for Bluebot this year. 

Current Progress: 

Bluebot had some damage such as broken fan blades from the competition and they have been replaced. Bluebot will have the same temperature sensor system as Bloodbot, whose prototype design has been chosen.  

Bluebot

 

Bloodbot

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Bloodbot is the oldest veteran of the VIRT robot squad. This last year Bloodbot was a semifinalist at the 2013 JSDC. This years plans for Bloodbot is to redesign its frame, add electrical temperature sensing data and a camera. VIRT will also be redesigning a new arm for Bloodbot this year. 

Current Progress: 

Bloodbot has been successfully taken apart and steel has been purchased for a new frame. A current Solidworks design is nearing completion and the temperature sensor system prototype design has been chosen.

Bloodbot