The build team is a group of students with skills in designing, creating, operating, driving, and assembling the robot. They dedicate time to working with each other and the constraints to build and test the robot until we have the optimal design for competition.
Design and Prototypes
This team is in charge of creating designs and testing prototypes of the robot as we go through the engineering design process. What may initially be a heap of cardboard, screws, and wood will surely be a masterpiece of mechatronics by the time competition rolls around.
The robot must be manned by a human for the competition. A wireless controller is connected to the machine and a driver must complete the tasks assigned. Each driver also has a spotter who assists in repairing the ‘bot and acts as a seconds set of eyes for the driver.