Welcome FIRST Teams
Welcome FRC team members! We hope you take a minute to see why you might be interested in robotics and technology at UDM. Please check out:
- UDM's commitment to FIRST
- UDM's recent robotics competition wins
- Why you should consider UDM's Engineering programs
- Who you might want to talk to
UDM believes in the mission of FIRST
Our commitment to robotics extends into our undergraduate and graduate engineering programs where FIRST students can continue their passion.
Good luck this year to all FIRST teams!
Recent UDM robotics triumphs
Here are a some of UDM students' accomplishments...
2008 , 2009 and 2010 IGVC Champions!
The Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) is an international competition for universities, and the UDM team were the champs in 2008 and 2009 repeated in 2010! UDM's Cerbruse team created a fully autonomous, unmanned ground robotic vehicle that could perceive its outdoor environment (no remote control!) and negotiate istelf around an obstacle course.
The IGVC is one of the great design experiences you can have at UDM that is on the cutting edge of engineering education. It is multidisciplinary, theory-based, hands-on, team-implemented, outcome-assessed, and based on product realization.
Fifty national and international IGVC teams competed in June of 2009. UDM earned the Grand Prize.
Second place in 2009 Robotics Competition and third Place in 2010 ASME iShow
A team of UDM engineering students (team SEALE) received the second place award in the Robotics Innovation Competition and Conference (RICC) held at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) on November 7-8, 2009. The theme of the competition focused on the development of robotic technologies to improve the quality of life. SEALE, which is an acronym for Stability Enhanced Assistive Lift for the Elderly, is a robot designed to aid a physically challenged individual (elderly or disabled) to transition from a seated position (chair or floor) to a standing posture.
The team went on and placed third in the 2010 American Society of Mechanical Engineers' IShow competition, June 5 in Pittsburgh.
2008 ASME Student Design Contest Winners
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) sponsors an annual student design competition. UDM's mechanical engineering team placed first in the Northeast District with their autonomous window washer based on the VEX robotics platform.
The UDM team will go on to compete at the national competition in Boston, October 2008. Pictured is the winning team, which includes two former FRC students from Team RUSH (#27) and da Bears (#247).
Take your passion all the way!
If you like robotics, science and technology, you owe it to yourself to check out the Engineering programs at University of Detroit Mercy (UDM). As an Engineering student at UDM, you'll learn how to design, build and improve machines, circuits and systems of all kinds.
At UDM, we want you to be a system-designing-technology-developing-alternative-fueled-solutions-generator!
Here are a few of UDM's programs that might excite you:
- Robotics & Megatronic Systems
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
We'd love to talk to you.
To talk to someone about robotics, engineering, UDM, or anything FIRST-related, contact:
- Nassif Rayess, Chair of Mechanical Engineering, 313-993-1402, email@example.com
- Nizar Al-Holou, Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 313-993-3365, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kevin Daimi, Director of Computer Science/Software Engineering, 313-993-1060, email@example.com
- Admissions, 1-800-635-5020
- Visit Day Information.
Good luck to all FIRST teams!