ECE 491 - Senior Design
ISE 491 - Senior Design

ME 492 - Senior Mechanical Engineering Design Project
Winter 2009

Winter 2009

Winter 2009 Design Project Description:

For the Winter 2009 Senior Design experience, we will hold our own version of the famous Trinity College Fire-Fighting Robot Contest.

We will follow most of the rules set forth by Trinity College. You will become familiar with the overall structure of the contest and all of the rules that apply to the Senior Division.

The Arena will be supplied, and will be constructed during the Winter Break. Please note that the dimensions of the Arena are only approximate while the robot size limits are not.

You will also notice in the rules that teams have the option to make their trials more difficult by selecting options that reduce their overall score. In our competition, each design group will have three attempts to extinguish the fire using a combination of both mandatory and team-selected options.

Mandatory options:

Team-selected options

We will follow the detailed scoring procedures of the Trinity College Fire-Fighting Robot Contest



On Tuesday April 21, 2009 a competition will be held for all of the design groups from 10:00 am - noon.

Discussion for the final written reports:

For your final written reports, in addition to your technical discussions, you are to discuss applications of the technologies that you are exploring and developing in this project. For your final report, discuss various applications of the technologies, with specific emphasis on: