2011 RICC Theme

The 2011 Robotics Innovation Conference & Competition focused on Robot Mobility through Unconventional Means.

Entrants this year focused on technologies and methods that enabled versatile mobility through the varied environments in which conventional wheeled and tracked robots struggle.

In the world of modern mobile robotics, traditional mobility techniques such as wheels and tracks are frequently encountering terrains that are beyond the ability of the platform to overcome either because of mechanical limitations or because of remote operator inability to accurately navigate the obstacle.

2011 Conference & Competition Schedule

Below is the schedule for the event on April 10, 2011.

  • 8:00AM: Registration, Team Setup, Breakfast
  • 9:00AM: Welcoming Remarks
  • 9:15AM: Competition Presentations
  • 12:30PM: Lunch
  • 1:30PM: Poster Review Session
  • 3:00PM: Guest Speakers, Judge Deliberation
  • 5:00PM: Awards Ceremony


2011 Competitors

  • Georgia Institute of Technology - MorphES
  • NYC College of Technology - SpiderBot
  • NYC College of Technology - FlexBot
  • Roger Williams - Team RWU
  • WPI - Sabertooth
  • WPI - Aeacus
  • WPI - Auger-Driven Ice Surveyor Robot (ADISR)
  • WPI - Continously variable Tangential Velocity Trasmission (CVTV)