UBC Thunderbots: RoboCup Competitions and Conference

TitleUBC Thunderbots: RoboCup Competitions and Conference
Faculty/College/UnitApplied Science
StatusCompleted
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2008
Completion05/31/2012
Funding Details
Year 1: Project TitleUBC RoboCup Team – Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2008/2009
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorFarrokh Sassani
Year 1: Funded Amount20,000
Year 1: Team Members

Farrokh Sassani, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science

Year 1: Summary

The TLEF funding will support the 2008 UBC entry into the RoboCup Competition and Conference and the creation of an infrastructure that will allow for improving the existing partnerships between the Faculty of Applied Science and student projects.
Involvement in the team has provided the students with a very comprehensive learning experience and it is in the interest of the applicants to extend that experience to as many students as possible.

The funding will cover the costs of two co-op students for the summer of 2008 and provides 10 students with partial funding to attend the conference. The students will work in the RoboCup lab under the supervision of Dr. Sassani, the principal applicant. The primary goals of one of the students will be to act as the coordinator so that as many students as possible are able to work together as a coherent team over the summer and the other student will be responsible to set up an infrastructure to allow for years of successful student initiated projects that are supported by the Faculty of Applied Science. This level of student involvement and success will not be possible without two students at the top that are able to dedicate all of their time to the project.

Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2011/2012
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorFarrokh Sassani
Year 2: Funded Amount62,000
Year 2: Team Members

Farrokh Sassani, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
John Meech, Mining Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Joseph Yan, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Jon Nakane, Engineering Physics, Faculty of Applied Science
AIim Jiwa, Thunderbots Team Lead / Student, Mechatronics
Amy Vozel, Student Development Officer, Faculty of Applied Science
Tagg Jefferson, Engineering Student Team Council
Amir Bahador Moosavi zadeh, Student, Mining Engineering
Jonathan Fraser, Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Christopher Head, Student, Computer Science
Jonathan Serion, Administrative Team Lead / Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Steve Huyn, Student, Mechanical Engineering
Amanda Li, President, Engineering Undergraduate Society / Student, Mechatronics

Year 2: Summary

The TLEF funding will support the 2011 UBC enty into the RoboCup Competition and Conference, and help maintain and enhance the developed infrastructure that will allow improving the existing partnerships between the Faculty of Applied Science and student projects.

The team continues to provide students with a very comprehensive and dynamic learning experience. The funding will cover the stipend of four full-time and three part-time students hr the summer of 2011 to work with the student members and faculty advisors of the team. Primary objectives of these students are to build on the existing infrastructure for their on experience and to establish a mechanism for years of successful student initiated projects supported by the Faculty of Applied Science. The funding will also provide 10 undergraduate students with partial support for participating in RoboCup, one of most prestigious international robotics conference.