2014 Robot — Smaug:

photo credit Heather Balcom

Aerial Assist is a demanding game, but this robot is up to the task! Most of the functions on the robot are actuated via pneumatics, a first for Team 4819. Our dual-cylinder cannon launches the FIRST game ball into the high goal from up to ten feet away! Our pneumatically-operated intakerator also reliably wheels the ball up and into our robot, where it can be perched on the cannon, or released for a simple and reliable low-goal score.

2013 – 2014 Season Official Awards:

Kettering University:

  • GM Industrial Design Award


  • Competition Winner
  • Xerox Creativity Award

Our 2014 Robot demonstrating it’s scoring capabilities.

Smaug contributing in the highest scoring match of the Michigan State Championship!

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