DEWBOT V's Rockwell Automation Innovation in Control Award (Chesapeake Regional)
In the 2009 Competition Season (DEWBOT V), the Downingtown Area Robotics FRC Team won its first regional award since its inception five years before. The team won the Rockwell Automation Innovation in Control Award at the Chesapeake Regional in Annapolis, MD (March 19-21).
The team won this award at the award ceremony on Saturday, March 21. The judges commended the team by announcing:
The Rockwell Automation Innovation in Control Award celebrates an innovative control system or application of control components to provide unique machine functions. Here is a robot that doesn’t know it’s math 6+1=3. This robot’s drive system gets the job done by morphing from a 6 wheel system dropping a 7th wheel to convert to a 3 wheel pivoting system. It has a targeting system to assist with scoring. Lastly, it keeps its competitors guessing with a reconfigurable autonomous control mode.
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