Systems Engineering. Beach Cities Robotics – Team 294 Andrew Keisic Dec 2008. Sources of Inspiration. “Systems Engineering” Rick Roberts – Beach Bot – Team 330 “How Useful is QFD?” John L Sanford – Thunderhawks – Team 1038 Special Thanks to Ed Debler – Thunder Chickens – Team 217.
Beach Cities Robotics – Team 294
3 - Introduction / Agenda
-University College London
Building a robot is not an objective!
Building a robot to move and pick up 3” cubes from the floor, store 5 internally and discharge them one at a time in goals ranging from 3” to 21” tall is!
Easy to fix
Hard to fix
Think and plan BEFORE you act!
Quality Function Deployment
1. Watch the Kickoff Video
Objective: Have a basic understanding of the game
2. Read and Understand the Rules
Objective: Understand all nuances of the rules
3. Analyze the Game
other game objects
Objective: Determine most advantages scoring strategy
4. Simulate the Game (Chess Style)
Objective: Dynamically test game strategies
5. Generate Task List
instead of ‘Toss over overpass’
Objective: List all possible tasks within the game
6. Determine Strategic Importance
IMPORTANT: Break after completion.
Send everyone home to do the next 2 tasks as homework.
Objective: Assign strategic importance to task list
7. Research and Discuss Proven Solutions
Objective: Receive design inspiration and avoid common mistakes
8. Brainstorm Whole Robot Concept
Objective: Create a cartoon sketch of what the robot might look like
9. Determine Effectiveness of Concepts
Objective: Fill in the QFD Matrix
10. Determine Top Concepts
Objective: Calculate the importance of the design features and prioritize
11. Determine Effectiveness of Concepts
Objective: Find flaws in the design