Who are we?

The RoboJackets is a group of Georgia Tech students, faculty, and alumni. We want to spread the knowledge of robotics to GT students.

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What do we do?

We compete in several robotics competitions, with robots ranging from small, autonomous soccer players to large, human operated machines.

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Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition 2017

October 20, 2017 5:48 pm | By Evan Bretl

RoboJackets had a blast last weekend (October 13-14) at Sparkfun’s 2017 Autonomous Vehicle Competition. Twelve RoboJackets represented two of our teams and made a very good showing.

 

RoboRacing

RoboRacing team member sizes up a bonus points target in the Autonomous Car Wars race

In the “Autonomous Car Wars” division, in which robots autonomously drive humans around a course (with the rider shooting Nerf darts at targets and balancing a cup of water along the way), RoboRacing swept the competition. Of the eleven entries in this class, our robot Bigoli scored over twice as many points as the nearest competitor. It was a class act, and its look and performance turned quite a few heads.

In the “Speed Demons” division, in which smaller robots autonomously navigate an obstacle course, RoboRacing had less success but still demonstrated noticeable improvement over AVC 2016. Our robot Macaroni scored the median among all teams but last of the three university teams in this division. Now that the effectiveness of our flagship, Bigoli, has been established, we can turn more attention to bringing Macaroni’s perception of its surroundings up to a similar level.

Full results for the Autonomous Car Wars and Speed Demons divisions are available at https://avc.sparkfun.com/2017/scores.

 

BattleBots

In addition to holding autonomous robot challenges, Sparkfun AVC is also one of the largest combat robot competitions in the country. BattleBots sent two of our best three-pound robots developed last year to join in, sporting improvements such as lightweight 3D-printed armor. Our robots Radiii and Snuttii represented GT and RoboJackets well, with win-loss records of 4-2 and 2-2, respectively. We hope to continue and improve upon this success for next year’s competition. 

BattleBots, RoboRacing


Calling all future RoboJackets!

September 1, 2017 12:42 pm | By Kristaps Berzinch

RoboJackets will be holding two General Interest (GI) meetings that will give you the details of our teams’ activities and how to join. The two meetings cover the same content, and you should only attend one of the two.

The meetings will be held on Wednesday the 6th of September and Thursday the 7th of September. Both meetings are located in the Howey Lecture Hall, L2. There will be free pizza.

Please RSVP with one of the buttons below so we can get an accurate headcount! If you already RSVPed elsewhere, you do not need to do so again.

RSVP for Wednesday, September 6 RSVP for Thursday, September 7

Events, General




Kickoff Canceled due to Winter Weather

January 6, 2017 9:31 am | By Kristaps Berzinch

To ensure the safety of students and event staff, GeorgiaFIRST has made the difficult decision to cancel the regional kickoff event that was to be held at Georgia Tech tomorrow.

Teams can watch the game reveal online here. Kit of parts may be picked up from the Atlanta Destination Einstein location on Sunday between 1-4pm. We are looking into rescheduling the workshops to a later date.

Please see GeorgiaFIRST’s website for further information: http://gafirst.org/events/first-robotics-competition-kickoff/

Events, FIRST, General, Outreach


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