May 2012 - n° 1
Robotics Mini-Cup

On 24 May 2012, four teams of students from the school will compete for the Robotics Mini-Cup organized by ESIGELEC. Starting from 1:30 pm in CISE hall, these students will put to the test the robots they have been working on for the past two months as part of their engineering project* sponsored by ESIGELEC, within its partnership with National Instruments signed in 2011.

They will test their ability to follow a predefined, enclosed path with obstacles positioned along it. The winning team will be the one whose robot achieves the best results in 3 rounds, having followed the longest and most accurate path possible in a minimum amount of time.

The teams will have to use the National Instruments four-wheeled robot with programming based solely on LabView software. Sensors and mechanisms will be allowed, provided they comply with the size limits imposed, namely a diameter of 180 cm and a height of 40 cm.

This Robotics Mini-Cup will be used for a training for the official National Instruments Cup scheduled for early 2013 at the Centre for New Industries and Technologies in Paris. Only one team will take part in the official competition, following a selection phase in January 2013 which will integrate the rules used for the real cup event.

* The engineering project, which is carried out by a team of 6 students, covers the 2nd and 3rd years of the engineering syllabus. Each team has the mission of developing a project proposed by a company or a research structure, from the feasibility study to the implementation of the project.

Contact : Nicolas Ragot, Manager of the Biomedical Engineering Major, Teacher and Researcher in the Embedded Systems and Instrumentation Department, nicolas.ragot@esigelec.fr