Chicago EDT visited the DuPage Children’s Museum on November 7, 2014 to partake in Family Fun Friday Night: Robot Mania! EDT[...]
The results are out, and EDT has been awarded 2nd place in the Design portion of the competition. 2014 IGVC[...]
After several setbacks earlier in the week, including a failed motor on our digging mechanism and an improperly set watchdog[...]
It’s been a very busy past few months, but we finally have all the mechanical components (roughly) in place.[...]
In September 2000, the Engineering Design Team (EDT) was created by a group of UIC undergraduate engineering students whose interests were grounded in technology and robotics. The club was designed to give students a chance to use their engineering knowledge to design and build robots in order to achieve a set of goals while competing against other teams.
Since robotics incorporates a wide variety of engineering disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, the club soon became very diverse, with numerous young men and women with a variety of engineering and non-engineering backgrounds joining the ranks. When students join EDT, they can expect to become part of an active and capable team that holds a strong passion for what they do. The overall experience and knowledge that they gain not only nurtures their passion to excel as UIC students, but also helps them develop professional engineering attitudes.
Gain valuable experience as engineers
Develop leadership and communication skills
Expand students’ knowledge of numerous engineering disciplines
Reinforce the strong reputation of the UIC College of Engineering
Work on many varying multi-disciplinary projects
Promote STEM to the community and our peers
2014-2015 Competition Highlights
3rd place Overall at NASA Robotic Mining Competition 2015
3rd Place (Team GlaDos) and 4th Place (Team Pandora) at JSDC
2014-2015 Operating Highlights
Increased team membership by 45 people
Diverse membership spanning the Honors College, Tau Beta Pi, Tau Sigma, Eta Kappa Nu, and Alpha Eta Mu Beta
Sponsorship from AMD, Motorola, NVidia, SICK Sensors, SolidWorks, and NASA
High School/Middle School/Elementary School Outreach Events
Gain hands on experience in engineering design, leadership, communication, and teamwork
Make modifications to get first place for NASA Robotic Mining Competition 2016
Complete robot rebuild for IGVC 2016
Continue our strong showing at Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition
Continue to create a better experience for our members
Continue developing design skills in all areas of engineering
Increase our outreach efforts to further promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
Plan and carry out an international outreach event
00-01 First year at JSDC. The task was unscrewing light bulbs.
01-02 Bocci-Bob (later known as Thor) at JSDC. Task was bowling & bocci balls.
02-03 Moto-Bob and Scarab at JSDC. Task was balloons.
03-04 Ares taken to JSDC. Task was tetris pieces. EDT secured their current shop space.
04-05 Ares and Thor (Bob 2.0) at JSDC. Task was picking up foam balls. EDT won most creative award for Ares.
05-06 Ares and Thor. Thor was the first fully autonomous robot at JSDC. Task was picking up foam balls. Ares wins first place, Thor was most innovate.
06-07 EDT’s first time at IGVC with Achilles.
Took Ares, Thor, Odin, and Loki to JSDC. Task was hula hoops and Frisbees. Ares-3rd, Thor-4th.
07-08 IGVC – Achilles.
Ares, Thor, Odin, and Loki to JSDC. Task was hoops and Frisbees again. Ares-1st Thor-4th.
08-09 IGVC – EDT Qualifies for the first time!
Took Ares, Thor, Odin, and Kronos to JSDC. Task was balloons. Kronos-2nd, Odin-Demo Champion.
10-11 3rd Place at JSDC with Raijin, and Good Sportsmanship Award with Sephiroth. Task was foam balls
IGVC – Kratos and Enyo
11-12 Task at JSDC was foam balls
JSDC 1st Place – Sepiroth
JSDC 2nd Place + Demolition Champion – Raijin
IGVC – Kratos
12-13 IGVC – EDT Qualifies for the second time! They also took home 3rd in Engineering Design, 15th in JAUS, and 22nd in Auto-Nav. This earned them 8th Place overall, an EDT PR!
First place at JSDC with Thanatos. Lamashtu wins Demolition Champion.
13-14 Task at JSDC was cones and soccer balls
JSDC 1st Place – Team Richard + “Most Single Round Points”
JSDC 3rd Place – Team GlaDos + “Most Minimalist”
RMC 17th out of 36 – Hushpuppy
IGVC 7th out of 50 + 2nd Place Engineering Design – Scipio
JSDC 3rd Place – Team GlaDos
JSDC 4rd Place – Team Pandora
RMC 3rd out of 46 – SuruS
Motivation. Passion. Teamwork.