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Design Day
May 8th, 2009
 


Category Six Welcomes You

Category Six was was contracted by San Diego State University to design the second generation of autonomous pool playing robots.

The Goal:

Design a pool-playing robot capable of sinking seven red or blue balls and a black ball within a five-minute time frame or faster than our opponents, whichever time is shorter. 

The Robot:

The robot consist of the iRobot Create platform (Create), a ball-shooting solenoid mechanism, a ball-capturing clamp, and a full-range color detection camera system.  The robot will be able to detect balls of assigned color and shoot it into an open hole from anywhere on the table.