Third year bachelor students from different studies built a robot during the Robotica minor. TU Delft TV filmed their creations.
In the first quarter, the students followed regular lectures. Students from different studies formed a team to design the robot. Using the design as a blueprint, the teams built a prototype in the second quarter. The students’ robot had to be operational at the presentations.
The goal of the programme was that students from different studies learn technical competences from each other by designing and building a real robot together. For example, user experience design is well-known to industrial designers, but is completely new to mechanical engineers. Testing software is the field of computer scientists, but can sound like magic to an electro technician.
Eight groups of students, each consisting of five or six students, showed their results on January 18th. Did you miss it? No worries, they all made beautiful websites to show off their robots.
- Trident Delft
A Roboat that can travel and perform actions at the same time. It will participate in the 2018 Roboboat Competition in Florida.
A robot that makes and transports cheese autonomously.
Fizzy is a robotic ball that helps children fell less lonely in hospital.
The Kroboot will help clear canals from duckweed, a well-known problem in the Netherlands.
- The PaCbot
For the company Huisman Equipment, this team made a robotic arm that helps change pipe pads on the ocean floor.
- Host Robot Iona
This robot is a host that helps you find your way around the Science Centre Delft, while moving up and down to interact with small children.
- Bartender Robot
Barrie, the Bartender Robot is an interactive, automated bar where you can order drinks and snacks and where you can also sit or stand.
- Rose Picking Robot
The harvesting of roses is done manually and is therefore very labour intensive. This team made a rose picking robot for the companies Berg Roses Nederland and Porta Nova Rozenkwekerijen.
Want to read more?
- Robot minor ‘super intensief’ voor studenten (report from this year in Dutch)
- Robot als kelner, gastheer en bootwerker (report from 2017 in Dutch)
- TU Delft TV also attended last year
- The Minor is very popular: only forty of one hundred applications can be admitted. Applications for next year can be submitted before June 2018. Information about the Minor Robotica on the TU Website