2007 Robot

2007 robotDescription of robot

Henry IX was a quick little mobile robot with an articulating arm mounted on a tank-like turret. The pneumatic-powered gripper reliably picked up and released the ringers. The smooth and quiet 6-wheel drive was based on proven AndyMark gearboxes. The chassis was modeled after Swamp Thing’s 2005 chassis; the small octagonal frame made it easier to get into tight spots and  more difficult for opponents to pin us.

Strength(s)-FAST – The drive was fast, the arm was fast, the gripper was fast.

Unique Feature(s)-The robot’s braking system prevented the robot from being pushed around while trying to score.

Favorite Memory with Robot-Wrapping arround the rack at the Boilermaker Regional

Robot Accomplishments-This was the first time we have had a robot that was fully ready to compete BEFORE we crated and shipped it. During the demo at the Open-House, Henry IX scored in autonomous mode and then scored five more ringers and drove onto a 12-inch platform, all in 1 minute 55 seconds.

Boilermaker Regional

  • 1st seed Alliance Member – Regional Champions
  • Regional Chairman’s Award
  • Website Award
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award
  • Purdue Scholarship – Brain Clegg
  • Volunteer of the Year Award – Chris Fultz

SBPLI Long Island Regional

  • 1st seed Alliance Member – Regional Champions
  • General Motors Industrial Design Award


  • Motorola Quality Award

2007 Pictures