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Prathamesh Prem Sankar of San Jose, Calif. has enrolled in Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities, as a member of the class of 2021...Fall 2017Verified by Worcester Polytechnic InstituteExpand ▾
Team 3482 Westmont Robotics
VP EngineeringSeptember 2013 - PresentFor my 2nd year as part of our team, I became the VP of Engineering and have helped the team conclude in the quarter-finals of the Silicon Valley competition this year which is one of the hardest competitions in the world due to its location. We ended up at 15th place and got picked in the first round by the 8th seed team. This year was a successful year for us in terms of getting and training new members. We have another 12 valued members that have been added to our team and an extra $15 thousand due to filling out multiple grant applications and budgeting our money wisely. Finally, this years robot has overall better mechanics and professional look. I was the second driver for the competition, the driver who moves and stacks totes and garbage cans, which was the objective of this years challenge. The mechanisms of our robot are: mecanum wheel drive, which allows for strafing, a tote intake from the back, which allows it to stack 2 totes from the human player station, a set of arms that moves up and down and elevator-like frame, which is what we use to pick up and place objects, and finally a pair of pneumatically powered arms that allow us to drag trash cans from 5 feet away during the autonomous drive period. In conclusion, we have a well- rounded and improved robot and team.
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