ME72 Engineering Design: WABOBABOT Competition
Teams must design, build, and operate three amphibious, radio-controlled robotic vehicles to navigate the competition arena within the 42-ft x 51-ft rectangular section of Millikan Pond between the east wall of the Millikan library and the arched pedestrian bridge. Robots must successfully navigate the structural and water environments, secure floating Waboba® balls, and Vex™ Buckyballs, and shoot or deposit them into designated scoring zones or goals. Additional aspects of the game involve navigating onto “Millikan Island” to rescue the Golden Waboba ball and fire cannons which release extra red or blue Waboba balls in to play. Each team's mission is to outscore their opponent during 5-minute head to head matches during round robin and single elimination rounds and ultimately win the 2018-19 ME72 competition.