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16-311 Labs

The following links will take you to information on each of the labs. Note that these pages will be updated throughout the semester.

Read the philosophy behind the labs to find out more about the labs in general.

TA lab hours TBD

NOTE: You can view labs before they are assigned, but they are subject to change.

Lead TAs
Lab 1 : Rube Goldberg Machine Mihir Dhamankar
Freda Su
Daniel Gomez
Lab 2 : Vision Mihir Dhamankar
Kai Fergerstrom
Lab 3 : Line Following and Odometry Xiaoyu Tian
Harry Huang
Lab 4 : Controls
Harry Huang
Thomas Chun Fai Lee
Lab 5 : Path Planning Kai Fergerstrom
J.C. Yordy
Lab 6 : Localization Tanner Aikens
Thomas Chun Fai Lee
Lab 7 : Remote Control (USAR)
Juno Hoffman
Daniel Gomez
Ryan Bao
Tanner Aikens
J.C. Yordy
Lab 8 : Wheel Free
Xiaoyu Tian
Preethi Krishnamoorthy
Lab 9 : Inverse Kinematics
Preethi Krishnamoorthy
Freda Su
Lab 10 : Student-Defined Lab
TBD: Maybe you?

Remote Labs Implemented Due to COVID-19

Helpful Robot Proposal Lab

Previous student defined labs


NXT Labs

Castle Catapult 2019
Robot Sumo 2018
Basketball 2017
Fork Lift 2016
April Tag Tag 2015
Robot Shootout 2014
Stairmaster 2013
Robot Sumo 2012
RoboPong 2011
Gold Mine 2010
Robot Exchange 2009

Handyboard Labs

Football Challenge 2007
RoboJoust 2006
Robot Sort 2005
Poison Ball 2004

Video Demos

Student Defined Lab 2011: RoboPong:

Additional Information:

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