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Newsletter October 2016: Workshops

As Pitt’s Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) begins to grow, we are beginning to play a more active role in the Swanson School of Engineering (SSOE). Through this growth a key weakness has been identified in not only RAS, but a majority of project- based clubs throughout SSOE – new, younger, passionate students do not have the technical knowledge to provide significant contributions to advanced projects. Currently attempts are made to teach these students the knowledge necessary to contribute; however, it is extremely difficult to complete a project for a competition when so much background work needs to take place. The lack of strong fundamental knowledge in younger students and lack of time to teach these students often leads these students to slowly drop out of the organization.

In an effort to address this problem, RAS is developing a semester long series of workshops that are aimed to teach the...

Pitt RAS wins 1st Place in Micromouse at IEEE SAC 2016

Congratulations to the Micromouse Team, Quentin Torgerson, Xavier Torgerson, Aaron Miller, Alex Fox, and Ryan Matthews! They won first place at IEEE SAC 2016 this past weekend at Cleveland State University. The Micromouse finished the course in 6.84 seconds.

Micromouse will be showcased at the SSOE Design Expo on April 20th.

RoboSim: SteelHacks 1st Place Winners

Congratulations to the team of hackers from RAS who won 1st Place at SteelHacks 2016: Levi Burner, Aaron Miller, Vin Nesarikar, and Liam Berti. They built RoboSim, a simulator that allows you to test your code and drop it right on to a board.

Check it out on Devpost

View on GitHub

RoboSim Website