Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
skylinerobotics.3322@gmail.com

2011 – Cuddles

Name

Cuddles

A voting session was held where members of the team suggested and voted on names for the robot. The robot had a claw that largely resembled an eagle claw. One student thought that due to the resemblance to the eagle, the robot was hug-able and cuddly, thus arriving to the suggestion of naming the robot Cuddles. A great majority of the team was on board with naming the robot Cuddles.

Status

Out of Service

Season Record

  • Kettering:
    • Rank 15
    • Record 6 – 7 – 1
    • Quarter-Finalist
  • Ann Arbor:
    • Rank 12
    • Record 7 – 7 – 0
    • Quarter-Finalist
  • Archimedes:
    • Rank 74
    • Record 3 – 7 – 0
    • Qualifier


Specifications:

Drive Train
  • 4 CIM motors
  • 4 toughbox minis
  • (4) 8″ mecanum wheels
Elevator
  • 2 window motors
  • Built-in two stages
    • First stage was driven up by a cable attached to the window motors
    • Second stage was passively attached to the first stage
Arm
  • 1 window motor
  • Pivots on a 2010 chassis lift bracket
  • Attached to the second stage of the elevator
  • Cable lifts or lowers the arm
Claw
  • 1 window motor
  • Only middle claw was actuated
  • Middle claw was attached to motor via elastic tubing
  • Covered in Yoga Mat for added traction
Minibot Deployment
  • 1 servo
  • Worked with elastic potential energy
  • Deployed and then driven into pole
  • Based on Team 233’s ramp concept
Minibot
  • 2 Tetrix motors without gearboxes
  • Chassis made of 1″ x 2″ aluminum stock
  • Elastic tubing covered drive shaft for traction
  • Simple limit switch system started and stopped the minibot
  • 1.4 seconds to go up pole
  • Aluminum eagle wings for added imagery
Miscellaneous Facts
  • Deployment system was redesigned two times throughout the season
  • “3322” was water-jetted into the side of the frame to reduce robot weight and add imagery
  • Had the ability to line-track for autonomous mode
  • Did not use a chain