2015 Warman Competition

2015 Competition - Project "EXTRACT" -  Extract, Transport and Relocate ACcumulated Treasure

THE CONTEXT: 

The inhabitants of Gondwana, a small planet on the outer fringes of our Galaxy, are immensely wealthy and have accumulated vast reserves of intergalactic treasures. These treasures are typically stored in fenced areas with limited security. A recent review of security has identified the need for all treasure to be relocated to underground storage pits for safe keeping.

 

Delema:

In the “ACME Pinnacle Laboratory”, the Gondwanan Security Agency (GSA) is currently examining the logistics of relocating the treasure. A concept for a new autonomous system to extract, transport and relocate the treasure is being investigated. The treasure is typically packaged in spherical containers and stored in fenced areas and must be urgently transported to new underground storage pits. The GSA is struggling with the development of a system to efficiently and reliably relocate the treasure in a timely manner.

 

THE CHALLENGE: 

The desire is to develop an autonomous ground based system that will extract, transport and relocate the packaged treasure. GSA staff are struggling to build a laboratory based concept to satisfy this task. Fortunately, teams of engineering students from Earth are about to visit Gondwana as part of their work experience programmes. On 27 previous visits engineering students have rendered invaluable assistance with such engineering problems, and the Gondwanans again seek help from these budding engineers.

 
Objective
The objective is to design, build and prove a prototype ground based system in a laboratory environment that serves to extract, transport and relocate a payload over a defined terrain.
Can you design the best system to Extract, Transport and Relocate Accumulated Treasure?
 
2015 RULES:

2015 Competition Rules

 

NATIONAL FINAL

The Warman National Design and Build Final will be held 25-27 September 2015 in Sydney at a location to be determined

Prizes for Campus Winners and National Podium Places will be awarded at the National Final. A National Final "Judges' Prize" may also be awarded.

All team registrations will only be accepted via our online form which will be released later in the year and must be submitted by a yet to be confirmed date in August 2015. Travel arrangements are coordinated by EA. 

Teams registering and accepting the invitation and sponsorship to participate at the Final also accept that their names and photographs and video of them can be used for publicity purposes by both EA and Weir Minerals. All team members and attending campus organisers will be required to sign an appropriate authority in relation to this use.

In meeting costs, the competition sponsorship funds two students per team. Depending on EA funding, it is hoped that Campus organisers will also be funded. Campuses will be billed for additional students and for people who do not travel but for whom arrangements are made.

National Organiser

A/Professor Craig Wheeler craig.wheeler@newcastle.edu.au Phone: 02 4033 9037

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