Informational Meeting - Illinois Robotics Organization

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Informational Meeting

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11/2/2013

Mission


IRO was created to provide an educational middle ground for
all engineering and non
-
engineering students who are
interested in the field of robotics. Our primary goals are to
centralize the existing robotics community at the University
of Illinois and to spread awareness and interest in STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to both
the university as well as the local community by engaging
students in various activities pertaining to robotics. Our core
philosophies include: Technological Innovation, Educational
Excellence and Gracious Professionalism



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Technological Innovation



We are actively looking to innovate and leverage the latest
technology.



How: Projects


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Educational Excellence



In a world that is constantly changing, education is a very
important factor in our community.



How: Community Events, Workshops and Seminars


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Gracious Professionalism



A philosophy not about winning it all but about being part of
a community that works together, driven by intellectual
curiosity.



How: EVERYTHING we do!


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Projects

Teams


IGVRT


IRIS


iRobotics


Action Robotics

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Other Projects


Robo
-
Receptionist


Self
-
Balancing Robot


4 Challenges: Jaus Challenge, Navigation
Challenge, Design Competition, Autonomous
Challenge


Occurs in June


Colleges from all around the country

ILLINOIS ROBOTICS IN SPACE



AN INTRODUCTION

9.7.2011

Mission Statement

To encourage and facilitate
education and hands
-
on
experience in engineering and
robotics, especially with a focus
on air and space applications for
students of all ages.


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What has IRIS done in the past?

NASA’s Second Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition



Designed an innovative tele
-
operated lunar
rover/excavator vehicle, named IRIS
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Exercised the systems engineering design process in
designing and developing IRIS
-
1, culminating in a
systems engineering paper



Built IRIS
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1 from scratch utilizing machine shop
equipment as well as IRIS owned tools



Worked with Illinois Space Society to help local Boy
Scouts get their Space Exploration badge


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IRIS
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1 Development

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What We’re Going to Accomplish This Year


Introduce Students to Robotics


Multiple Design Projects


Systems Engineering Project


Learning Discussions/Lectures


Educational Outreach


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Introduce Students to Robotics


Level 1

Basic Kit Projects


We buy it, you make it work!

Twin Motor Gear Box

RC Bulldozer

Adjustable Power Supply

1A Power Supply

Robotic Arm

Function Generator

RC Titan Tank

Coaster Robot

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Multiple Design Projects


Level 2


We’ll work with you to think up concepts to design and
build low cost projects


IRIS helps fund, organize, and provide support
infrastructure for design projects that YOU want to do!


Leadership & Teamwork


Hands
-
on!


Affiliation with other organizations for more projects


Already in the works:


Illinois Space Society’s Rocket Payload


4kg payload with a camera plus whatever else we want
to put into it


Drivetrain? Glider wings? GPS? Quad
copter?



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Systems Engineering Project


Level 3

Current goal: NASA’s Third Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition


Design, develop, and demonstrate an innovative means of lunar
regolith excavation by building a lunabot that meets the
requirements laid out by NASA


Google: NASA Lunabotics


This project requires a multidisciplinary team to tackle challenges
in areas including but not limited to:


Structures


Drive Train


Avionics


Mechanics


Control Systems


Power


Interfaces


Risk Management


Project Management


Fabrication

Learning Discussion / Lectures


Systems Engineering


Leadership and Project Management


Professor Research Presentations


And more!



We also want to give you a chance to present things
you’ve learned working with IRIS


Member presentations during general meetings on
work done in projects


Presentations to outside students, K
-
12 working with
Educational Outreach



Skills Workshops


Soldering, CAD, Programming, etc.

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Educational Outreach

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Pass down our passion and interest in robotics to
younger students!


Great place for new comers to robotics to learn from the
ground up by teaching others


Experienced members help those who are less
experienced while even learning themselves


everyone
wins!

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Boy Scouts enjoy the
frozen marshmallows.

Space Exploration Badges Boy
Scouts Event

Engineering Open House

John solders the
accelerometers on the PCBs

Past Ed
-
Out Activities


4
-
H Robotics Spin Club


We are preparing a curriculum for an after school program
by September 14
th


We aim to start the program by the last week of September


FIRST Robotics Mentoring


Engineering Open House (Spring)


Illinois Space Day (Spring)


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Future and Current Ed
-
Out Activities

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Our Resources


Multiple funding sources to provide you with what you
need to get your project going


Affiliation with many Space and Robotics focused student
organizations


this means more people to work with, and
more projects to work on!


Access to and a works space in the Engineering Student
Projects Lab (ESPL) with many IRIS owned hand tools


Access to the ESPL Machine Shop (with appropriate safety
and training


which we can also facilitate)


And of course,



YOU
! Our members are our best resource. We’re focused
on peer
-
to
-
peer education, and that wouldn’t be possible
without the great people that work with IRIS

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Why Join IRIS?


Introduce you to robotics


Let you work on projects that you’re interested in


Lab space, tools, funds, experienced members


Fun and valuable educational outreach


Learn new, important skills


Build at least one big robot!


Air / Space are where are the cool things happen!

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The End



iris.ae.illinois.edu


iris.uiuc@gmail.com

iRobotics

The iRobotics team will be representing the University of Illinois at
Urbana
-
Champaign in FIRST college
-
level competitions.


Last year teams were required to build an Aerial and Ground Vehicle
to compete in three different games.

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Action Robotics

Action Robotics (BattleBots)

Action Robotics is looking to compete in the College level BattleBots
tournament. They will have to build a robot that is capable of withstanding
spinning blades, fire and other dangers, while having the capability to tear
apart other robots.

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Other Projects

Robo
-
Receptionist

Create a station that is able to identify a person and give them several
directions at their request. The station will be equipped with a camera (to
detect people), a microphone (to hear the speaking person), a set of
speakers (to communicate to the person), and a computer (to process all
the data).


Self Balancing Robot

The robot will be able to balance itself while only on two wheels.
Essentially it will resemble the Segway but without a human operator.

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Community Events


FLL Tournament


FLL;FTC;FRC Mentoring



4
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H Tournament


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Committees

Public Relations

Vacant Officer Positions:


News Coordinator


Social Networking Coordinator


Photojournalist(s)

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Community Outreach

Vacant Officer Positions:


High School Coordinator

Emails will be sent out on how to get involved!

What’s Next?


Sign up to participate in a team / project



Sign up to join a committee



Stay tuned for e
-
mails about community events, workshops or
seminars or other events and STAY involved


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Contact Information

IGVRT

Team Leader:

Kevin Armstrong



(
armstr13@illinois.edu
)


IRIS

Team Leader:


Jordan Holquist



(
holquis1@illinois.edu
)

Website:

iris.ae.illinois.edu


Email:

iris.uiuc@gmail.com




iRobotics

Team Leader:


Matthew Birkel



(
birkel2@illinois.edu
)


Action Robotics

Team Leader:

Tyler Kragenbrink



(
kragenb2@illinois.edu
)



Email:
illinoisro@gmail.com



Website:
iro.illinirobotics.org




President:


Sravan Suryadevara

(
suryaade1@illinois.edu
)


VP of Finance:


Uros Kuzmanovic (
ukuzma2@illinois.edu
)


VP of Public Relations:

Yuou Zhang (
zhang354@illinois.edu
)


VP of Community Outreach:

Linas Sulas (
sulas2@illinois.edu
)


VP of Projects:


Matthew Birkel (
birkel2@illinois.edu
)

IRO