Robotics our hobby

Jéroboam a mix of

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Challenge

As robotics association, Jeroboam team participate at the French Robotics Cup. This competition brings a lot for robotics engineers who come to demonstrate their knowledge and their technical skills by making their robots compete with fairplay.

For our first participation, we have the ambition to reach the final stages: finishing qualifications in top 16 against more than 200 teams.

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Passion

The team is a group of young engineers, captivated by new technologies and truly passionate about robotics. We all already had the opportunity to develop robots together, professionaly speaking. This is what brings us together.

Each robot is based on an interdependence between several technical disciplines, so we all know that each member has a important role to play in order to help team and teammates progressing, that's what we like about this project.

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Technology

Because we have expertise in electronics, mechanics and software, we feel ready to meet the most complex technologicals challenges, creating efficient, robust and successful robots.

By relying on our various experiences in robotics, we believe we will be able to reach the highest ranks of our reference competition: the French Robotics Cup.

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Why Jéroboam ?

Because it is an acronym corresponding to our project:
JEunes ROBOts Autonomes Marnais

As a large part of the team is from Reims, we wanted to highlight our region by choosing a theme reflecting the Champagne region. Our team and our robots will therefore be in the colors of this prestigious product.

Our team

Our team is a group of 7 young engineers.
From 2014 to 2019, some of our members have already participated regularly in the French Robotics Cup, each one being part of his school's team.
Today, we are making the most of the experience acquired by everyone on both sides to bring this project to a successful conclusion.

Antoine

Embedded software engineer

Axel

Software engineer

Baptiste

Electronic Engineer

François

Mechanical Engineer

Lucas

Mechatronics Engineer

Rob

Embedded software engineer

Vincent

Embedded software engineer

What is the Cup Goal ?

The French Robotics Cup is a fun, scientific and technical challenge in amateur robotics for teams of young robotics enthusiasts.

This competition has been held every year since 1994 and brings together more than 1500 students and young engineers. It is the largest gathering of engineering schools in Europe.

Almost all of the participants are enthusiasts who work or are about to work in the robotics and innovation sectors.

This target audience attracts a large number of technology companies that are partners of the event or support teams participating in the competition.

Participants must design and then build robots autonomous, compliant with the rules and suitable to participate in the games. A new regulation listing all the actions that the robots must perform is presented every year.

The teams then have 9 months to develop their machines. This includes a hardware design part (mechanical systems and electronic cards) and a computer programming part (actuator controls and match strategy).

Our robots

A good robot is able to move quickly and precisely and execute predefined actions. It is composed of different actuators allowing it to manipulate the game elements efficiently to generate a maximum of points during the 100 seconds of a game. Equipped with numerous sensors, it can adapt to its environment in real time to avoid collisions with opposing robots.

Présentation des robots 2015 de l’équipe UTCoupe, sur lesquels certains membres de Jéroboam ont travaillé.
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Mechanical

To keep a great freedom in our designs while prototyping easily and quickly, we mainly use 3D printing and laser cutting.

We incorporate in our designs commercially available elements such as actuators (brushless motors, digital servomotors), sensors (rotary encoders, lidars) and structural and guiding parts (slides, bearings, aluminum profiles, etc.).

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Software

This year we have chosen to focus on the essential parts of the robot to make them as reliable as possible in the short time that separates us from the competition. We will therefore focus on the development of real-time embedded algorithms (engine control, obstacle avoidance, game actions).

Next year, once the rolling base is proven, we will be able to dedicate our work to new functionalities such as image analysis or inter-robot communication.

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Electronic

In order to benefit from reliable, compact electronics that are perfectly adapted to our needs, we develop our own boards. This year, there will be three of them per robot, each with a precise role: distributing and regulating power, controlling the robot's movements, and managing the sensors and actuators dedicated to game actions. They will communicate with each other via a CAN bus.

They support us

Why supporting us becoming a sponsor ?

The companies that support us can derive various benefits from partnering with a team like ours. In particular, this allows them to :

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To increase their visibility

among mechanical, electronic and computer engineers, future users of their products.

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To promote

their products by relaying the use we have of them. This may include publications on social networks, at our initiative or that of our partners.

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To recruit

by reaching out to an audience of young, experienced and passionate graduates entering the workforce

Some pictures

UTCoupe motor block

UTCoupe motor block

Ultra-compact unit that integrates the two brushless gear motors that drive the robots. It has been used by the UTC team since 2015. Lucas participated in its design and manufacture.

Parts and play elements

Parts and play elements

At the top of the picture, we can see one of the elements of the playing air used that year.

Electronic rack

Electronic rack

Rack system for electronic cards. It was developed by Jeroboam members for UTT robots.

3D design

3D design

Design stage and 3D modeling of robots

Aire de jeu 2021

Playground 2021

The 2021 playground on which the robots will compete by performing actions.
In the center is the prototype of our first robot.

First prototype

First prototype

The first functional prototype of the cup gripper for our 2021 robots.

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