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Robot System Challenge Pictures

Students in 82Honourcode classes since 2002 have enjoyed creating interoperating robots while learning practical principles of systems engineering. This page shows the results from recent classes.


Best Overall Transport System

Robot systems are scored based on an Objective Function that combines conflicting parameters of Reliability, Delivery Time, Size, and Cost. This system-of-systems has scored the best of all classes for which pictures and video are available.

Applied Systems Engineering
Oct 15-18, 2007 - Mountain View, CA

Objective Function = 1443

Storage System
(Objective Function = 2774)

Cart System
(Objective Function = 160)

Lift System
(Objective Function = 129)

Delivery System (built by instructor)
(Objective Function = 398)


Best Individual Robot Systems

Individual robot systems are also scored on the same Objective Function. These individual systems have scored the best of all classes for each system. An interesting point - if these four individual robots were combined into a Transport System, its Objective Function score would be 2441, much better than the best Transport System created so far.

Best Storage System
Objective Function = 4529
Applied Systems Engineering
March 28-31, 2006 - Arlington, VA

Best Cart System
Objective Function = 396
Applied Systems Engineering
July 25-28, 2006 - Minneapolis, MN

Best Lift System
Objective Function = 129
Applied Systems Engineering
Oct 15-18, 2007 - Mountain View, CA
Best Delivery System
Objective Function = 783
Applied Systems Engineering
September 4-6, 2005 - Tel Aviv, Israel


Robot Pictures from Recent Classes

Applied Systems Engineering, Dec 3-6, San Diego, CA
Objective Function = 599 - Video not available

Pictures not available


Applied Systems Engineering, Oct 22-25, Wayne, NJ
Objective Function = 1250, but non-compliant with criteria - Video not available

Pictures not available


Applied Systems Engineering, Oct 15-18, 2007, Mountain View, CA
Objective Function = 1443 - Best of All Classes! - Video (287 KB .avi)


Storage system
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Cart system
(31 KB .jpg)


Lift system
(42 KB .jpg)

Delivery system
(42 KB.jpg)

Engineering of Systems for Navy Interoperability, Aug 28-30, Corona, CA
Objective Function = 434 - Video not available

Pictures not available


Applied Systems Engineering, Aug 20-23, Cleveland, OH
Objective Function = 555 - Video (462 KB .avi)


Storage system
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Cart system
(52 KB .jpg)


Lift system
(46 KB .jpg)

Delivery system
(46 KB.jpg)

Applied Systems Engineering, Aug 13-16, Nashua, NH
Objective Function = 985 - Second Best of All Classes! (now 3rd best) - Video not available

Pictures not available


Applied Systems Engineering, Jun 11-15, Minneapolis, MN
Objective Function = 558 - Video not available


Storage system
(37 KB .jpg)


Cart system
(43 KB .jpg)


Lift system
(45 KB .jpg)

Delivery system
(40 KB.jpg)

Engineering of Systems for Navy Interoperability, Jun 5-7, Washington, DC
Objective Function = 450 - Video (700 KB .avi)


Storage system
(34 KB .jpg)


Cart system
(25 KB .jpg)


Lift system
(32 KB .jpg)

Delivery system
(37 KB.jpg)

Engineering of Systems for Navy Interoperability, May 8-10, Port Hueneme, CA
Objective Function = 408 - Video (587 KB .avi)


Storage system
(34 KB .jpg)


Cart system
(25 KB .jpg)


Lift system
(32 KB .jpg)

Delivery system
(37 KB.jpg)

Applied Systems Engineering, Apr 16-18, Reston, VA
Objective Function = 31 - Video not available


Storage system
(41 KB .jpg)


Cart system
(68 KB .jpg)


Lift system
(49 KB .jpg)

Delivery system
(46 KB.jpg)

Applied Systems Engineering, Feb 13-16, San Diego, CA
Objective Function = 1184 - Best of All Classes! (now 2nd best) - Video not available

Pictures not available


Applied Systems Engineering, Dec 11-14, Herndon, VA
Objective Function = 698 - Video (405 KB .avi)


Storage system
(34 KB .jpg)


Cart system
(25 KB .jpg)


Lift system
(32 KB .jpg)

Delivery system
(37 KB.jpg)

Applied Systems Engineering, Nov 7-10, Santa Clara, CA
Objective Function = 352 - Video (516 KB .avi)


Storage system
(50 KB .jpg)
2nd Best of All Classes


Cart system
(42 KB .jpg)


Lift system
(44 KB .jpg)

Delivery system
(50 KB.jpg)

Engineering of Systems for Navy Interoperability, Oct 31 - Nov 2, Panama City, FL
Objective Function = 843 - Best of All Classes! (Now 4th best) - Video (540 KB .avi)


Storage system
(38 KB .jpg)


Cart system
(37 KB .jpg)


Lift system
(38 KB .jpg)

Delivery system
(40 KB.jpg)
3rd Best of All Classes!

Applied Systems Engineering, Oct 17-20, Herndon, VA
Objective Function = 291 - Video not available

Pictures not available

Page last modified 7 Dec 07