Robolab; 5th Challenge

Sweeping around an Obstacle.


The challenge is to build a vehicle that will clear all 10 cans off of a circular platform in the shortest time possible. The twist is that there will be an immovable center post which you must maneuver around.

Design Requirements:


Your score will be determined by the total number of cans pushed out of the circle. You will be given a 60 second time limit or until your vehicle leaves the circle. A completeed run is either a 60 second run or a run where all the cans are removed from the circle.


Vehicles that complete two runs (your vehicle is still on the board after 60 seconds) will receive 50 points. In addition, 5 points will be added for each can pushed out of the circle during your best run. If all cans are pushed out of the circle before the time limit is reached, a bonus award of one point per second will be awarded for each unused second.
Team Members
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2000 - 2001


Tim Mead

Jessica Morris

2001 - 2002
Rob King

Nate Dauber

Tristan Zamp

2002 - 2003

Mods 1-2

Andy Kim

Steve Hwang

2002 - 2003

Mods 3-4

Craig Arnold

Eunice Park

2004 - 2005

Mods 15-16

Liz Kim

Hetal Patel


Period 7

Anders Ahlberg
Mickey Garibaldi

Period 3

John Kaiser
Jeff Ryan

Drew Gregory

Robert Kasper


 Last updated on Nov. 23, 2005