Spring 2017


Welcome to our team website for the Applied Robotics (ROB 421/521) Competition at Oregon State University. Follow and keep up to date on our progress throughout the term and learn about how we designed and built our robot.

ROB 421/521: Applied Robotics

The Applied Robotics course brings together teams composed of electrical and computer engineers (ECE), mechanical engineers (ME), computer scientists (CS), and roboticists (ROB) to build fully/semi autonomous robots from scratch in 10 weeks.

Here is the link to the course description:

The competition changes every year. Previous competitions include: Bean Bag Toss, Silicon Die Pick and Place, Cards Dealing, M&M Sorting, Towers of Hanoi, Checkers, Shuffleboard, and Crossfire.


This year's competition is Jenga.

A classic Jenga game consists of 54 wood blocks. To set up the game, all the blocks are stacked in layers of three placed next to each other along their long sides and rotated 90 degrees to the previous layer. The rules fairly straight-forward: remove one block per turn from any layer of the tower, except from the top layer and place the removed block on the top of the tower. The game ends when the tower falls.

Learn more about the game here: