Seth Perkins (BS BSE, MS BAE) fine tunes K-States 2010 ASABE competition-winning robot.
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BAE Robotics Team Wins at ASABE
For the fourth consecutive year, the BAE Robotics Team won the ASABE Robotics Competition at the 2010 Annual International Meeting held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 20-23.
- K-State has won all four competitions since the robotics competition began in 2007. The 2010 competition included teams from the University of Florida, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Texas A&M University, Oklahoma State University and Kansas State University.
- The team is a combination of BAE and ATM undergraduates, and BAE graduate students.
- The team is an inter-college team, with students from the Department of Interior Architecture and Product Design in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design participating.
- The win was a dominant win: K-State used 9.1 seconds to reach 100% accuracy. The University of Florida placed second using 74 seconds to reach 87.5% accuracy. The third place team, Oklahoma State University, reached an accuracy of 62.5% in 69 seconds.
K-State’s competition team members are: Dan Bigham (BSE Master’s student from Meriden), Joe Dvorak (Ph.D. student, Manhattan), Wei Han (Ph.D. student, Canada), Seth Perkins (BAE Master’s student, Wichita), Xu Wang (China), Brent Ware (BAE Senior, Shawnee Mission) and Huiquan Zhang (China). Other team members include: Audrey George (IAR Sophomore, Salina), Ryan Goetsch (IAP Junior, Overland Park), Katie Hildebrand (BSE Senior, Stafford), Grant Keller (ATM Senior, St. Francis), Peng Li, (China) and Levi Van Pelt (ATM Sophomore, Manhattan).
Welcome to the K-State BAE Robotics Team webpage!
K-State won first place at the 2011 ASABE Robotics Competition... for the fifth consecutive year! The team traveled to Louisville, KY to compete against other teams from around the country. The teams are judged based on performance, design and presentation.
This competition encourages university student teams to create robotic solutions for a “Challenge with an Agricultural Flavor.” Past challenges include: communicating multiple robot systems mimicking a corn harvest operation, harvesting trees in a forest, and in 2010, the challenge is to measure the heights of trees in the same forest.
K-State’s competition team members were Dan Bigham (Meriden), Joe Dvorak (Manhattan), Spencer Kepley (Chanute), Xu Wang (China), and Brent Ware (Shawnee Mission). Other team members include: Audrey George (Salina), Ryan Goetsch (Overland Park). BAE faculty advisor is Dr. Naiqian Zhang.