2009-2010

Prometheus Team Takes Home Rookie of the Year Award at IGVC – 2010

WPI’s team led by Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Taskin Padir was awarded Rookie of the Year at the 18th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition held at Oakland University in Rochester Michigan June 4 – 7.

Ben Roy and Dan Sacco with Professor Padir

WPI’s team, led by Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Taskin Padir, Computer Science Professor Mike Ciaraldi, Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Bill Michalson, Ken Stafford, Director of the Robotics Resource Center, Mechanical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Professor Stephen Nestinger, was awarded Rookie of the Year at the 18th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition held at Oakland University in Rochester Michigan June 4 – 7, 2010. According to the IGVC website the competition, “offers a design experience that is at the very cutting edge of engineering education. The competition is multidisciplinary, theory-based, hands-on, team implemented, outcome assessed, and based on product realization, encompassing the very latest technologies impacting industrial development.”

WPI’s entry, Prometheus, an Intelligent Autonomous Ground Vehicle, was designed and built as an MQP this year by a large team of students including Adam Panzica ME, Jack Wang ME, Dan Sacco ECE, Justin Barrett RBE, Rob Fitzpatrick ME, Viktoras Truchanovicius CS, Christopher Gamache RBE, Benjamin Roy ECE, Ricardo Madera CS, and Wayne Anderson Management Engineering. The team’s trip to Michigan culminated many months of design, construction, and testing of the vehicle. Sponsors included Genesis Strategies, Inc., National Instruments, NVIDIA, Optima Batteries, and Philip Blackman ’66.

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July 1, 2010