ROBOlympics trial: The Snow Plow

The Event The Teams The Results The Photos

The Doane College Department of Information Science and Technology hosted the fifth ROBOlympics trial event on Wednesday, November 17, 2004. Trial events are used to prototype the robotics challenges that are used in the annual ROBOlympics course.

Check out the information below for more details on the Snow Plow event, the high school students who participated in the event, and the final results.

The Event


In this event, teams designed, built, and programmed a robot to plow flakes off of driveway.

At the start, the robot had to be placed against the side rail fully in a garage. The robot had 60 seconds to find the driveway and remove as many of 50 flakes of snow from the driveway as possible. Each robot had two “runs”. The first run had no obstacles in the driveway, the second run had an obstacle (a "car") in the way.. After each run, the number of snowflakes removed from the driveway was counted. The goal was to accumulate as many flakes as possible.

The Teams


Several Nebraska high schools sent teams to this ROBOlympics trial event. Current Doane students were also on hand to lend assistance to the teams.

The teams and their high schools are shown below.

Banner County

Shelby, Ryan, and Nathan


Hastings Saint Cecilia

Zach, Jeff, Dane, The, Mike, and Spencer

 

Holdrege

Carl, Chris, and Michael

 

Louisville

Nathan, Jesse, and Janis


Nebraska City

Aaron, Ron, and Caleb

Newman Grove

Dustin, Tyler, and Brandon

Omaha Central

Rachel, Stephen, and Stephanie

Omaha Gross

Nick, Michael, and Nick

Omaha South

Alex, Jozette, Amanda, and Sam

Palmer

Caleb and Dustin

Raymond Central

Peter, Bret, Chris, and Brennen

Rising City

Megan, Amanda, and Cody

Shelby

Molly, Mike, and Jeff

   

The Results


The results of the Snow Plow event are shown below. Click on the team name field to see video of the team's robot in action. (Click on the team name to see their video!)

Place
Team
Total flakes
Run 1 flakes
Run 2 flakes
1
59
42
17
2
49
0
49
3
47
23
24
25
18
7
23
23
0
21
21
0
9
9
0
6
0
6
3
3
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Special mention
No runs due to technology errors
Shelby

Photo gallery


Below are some photos from the day.







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