With the crescendo of the 2017 Summer Olympic games, the 2017 Student Design Competition challenges students to participate in a robot pentathlon. The challenges range from launching projectiles to climbing stairs in order to test students ability to design multiple mechanisms in one robot.
Challenge 1: The Sprint – The robot must drive straight for 10 meters and return to it’s starting position as fast as possible
Challenge 2: The Lift – The robot must be capable of lifting a weight to a maximum position and hold it until measured.
Challenge 3: The Throw – The robot must be capable of throwing a tennis ball as far as possible.
Challenge 4: The Climb – The robot must be able to climb and descend three stairs within two minutes.
Challenge 5: The Hit – The robot must be able to hit a golf ball off the ground as far as possible.