ME218b: Mechatronics

Basketball robot
Basketball robot built in ME218b.

ME218b is the second quarter of a year-long graduate-level Mechatronics class at Stanford University. In 2011, students were asked to create a fully autonomous basketball-playing robot. We were one of two teams to attempt a dunking strategy. Because of the strict design constraints, our robot ended up resembling the Jawa Ship from Star Wars.

Our team collaborated on each part of the project, but I focused on the software (low level up to the hierarchical state machine), the IR beacon sensing, and the position sensing.

Check out our project website and the video below!