Vex Robotics is a club that was just founded this year for students who have a passion for robotics and competitions. The team is working on designing a set of robots to pick up sacks and place them into one of three goals. The team is led by Kellie Wallace, who has several years of experience working with Vex, and will help lead the team to a solid placing at the competitions.
Each year Vex releases a new challenge for teams to conquer. This year the teams will have to load sacks into the robot and then place them on one of three different goal styles. One of the scoring zones is on the ground, while the other two are at various heights.
The team is looking to compete at two events during the spring semester, one of which would be the regional competition; and if they place well enough, they will move on to the world championships. On the field, the team must have two different ways to run the robot. A one minute autonomous period will be followed by a one minute driver control period.
The club is looking at several different options for fundraising in the next semester to help support their travel to the competitions and for more parts for the robots.
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