Mars Ascent Vehicle
The MAV challenge has two major folds:
The first part required us to design, build and demonstrate an fully autonomous robotic system, called Autonomous Ground Support Equipment (AGSE), that could retrieve and load a simulated Martian sample into a rocket and prepare the rocket for launch.
The second part needed us to launch the rocket from our AGSE to 5,280 feet, coming as close to that mark as possible for maximum points.
RFID based (updating to Coputer Vision)
The self-checkout desk integrated dual-antenna-broadcast radio frequency system, card reader and monitor. Once the tray enter the "settlement area", it will fast read the intelligent tableware with voice assistant to help customer to complete the payment without human intervention.
For each tableware build-in with chip giving them the wisdom and brain. Moreover, the daily use, cleaning and disinfection are the same as ordinary melamine tableware. It also can go through dish washer with the high temperature steam.
a Cartesian coordinate system robotic arm
The smart bookshelf rental system uses a large four-axis Cartesian coordinate system arm to help students rent and return the book. This is a simple four-axis CNC machine except axis linkage. It combined multiple systems which include card issuing unit, checkout unit, reader unit and control unit. Due to long-term use, the PLC controler was selcted to control machine's action.