Congratulations are in order for Team Oryx once again!
Joe Amato (RBE’12), Jon Anderson (RBE/ME’12), Tom Carlone (RBE’12), and Michael Fagan (LA & E’12) took the First Place at the 2012 ASME Student Mechanism and Robot Design Competition ( Undergraduate Category) with their project titled “Oryx 2.0: A Mobility Platform for Analog Planetary Exploration”. Submissions were judged on the basis of creativity, practicality, integrity of analysis and design methodology, and quality of a fabricated prototype and a final report. Based on a letter of intent and a written report, Team Oryx was selected a finalist by a panel of judges from academia and industry. The final round of the competition took place at the 2012 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences in Chicago, IL, USA from August 12-15, 2012 and involved an oral presentation. The competition was sponsored by ASME, National Science Foundation and the Mathworks.