UMass Lowell Rover Hawks:
NASA RASC-AL Robo-Ops 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

Media coverage

Yesterday a media event was held at the NERVE Center where we demoed the Rover Hawk to several digital, radio, and print news outlets. Check out photos of the Rover Hawks team being interviewed below:

Thank you to our sponsors

We've had some help bringing the rover to completion.  Below you can see the Rover Hawk stickered with logos on its computer case from Harvest Automation, Scanning Devices, Ideas Inc., and SolidWorks. Thank you all!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

More assembly photos

Here are photos from the final assembly of our mast and the closing off of the wheels.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Showing our Rover Hawks pride

We now have Rover Hawks pins; mine's on my backpack:

We'll be bringing a bag with us to JSC to share.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Educational Video

As part of the RASC-AL Robo-Ops Competition, our team needs to make an educational video.  We decided to focus it on what roboticists do and how to get involved in robotics, hoping to inspire the next generation of roboticists.  Hope you enjoy it!


As we're gearing up for the competition, we wanted to share some photos of the assembly of our final rover.


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Showing off our team t-shirts

Our team t-shirts have arrived.  Below are some of our team members modeling them with the Rover Hawk in the gravel pit at NERVE.

Back row: Greg Johnson, Josh Estrada, Holly Yanco, Brianna Gainley, Brigit Schroeder, and Adam DeFelice.

Front row: Eric McCann, Alejandro Salido, Carlos Ibarra, and Nat Tuck.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Rover demo for IEEE R&A Chapters

On Tuesday, May 14, the Boston and New Hampshire Chapters of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society came to visit the NERVE Center at UMass Lowell.  During their visit, Eric McCann presented the Rover Hawk, discussing our design and plans for the competition in a few weeks. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rover Hawks logo

We've designed a Rover Hawks logo for our t-shirts,

which is based on UMass Lowell's River Hawks logo.
Go Rover Hawks!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Rover Hawks at Botfest 2013

This past weekend our rover was on display at 11th Annual New England Botfest Robotics and Technology Exhibition. The exhibit ran on Saturday May 4th, 2013 alongside the New England Regional Botball Competition at UMass Lowell's Costello Gym. Our team member, Eric McCann, was there to explain the NASA RASC-AL Robo-Ops Competition to exhibit-goers and detail the features of our entry. Check out some photos below: