ARLISS (A Rocket Launch for International Student Satellites) is an international competition for can-sized model satellite CanSat, held annually at the Black Rock Desert in the US. There are two competitions, Comeback and Mission. In Comeback, team compete on landing location and distance from the goal for CanSat that is launched from rockets 4km above the ground and subsequently undertake free flight.
Teams participating in ARLISS utilized the Ideas Atelier in various phases from conceptualization to prototype manufacturing. The teams with little previous experience in manufacturing were able to develop CanSat with instructions on how to use high-precision equipment and technical advice from experienced staff members. Specifically, for the creation of the expansion mechanism that allows CanSat to be limited to the required size to fit into the rocket, the teams used 3-D printers and electro-discharge processing machines to create precise mechanisms.
At the Creative Workshop
Robots for participating the NHK Robot Competition is manufactured in
this workshop.The rules for the next competition is published after ABU
Robot Competition, an international competition held in August every year.
Teams spend 10 months manufacturing, adjusting and testing robots for the
NHK Robot Competition in June.
Although the qualifying for the domestic tournament was 1st place, it
was the best 4 at first. Received a technology award.
In the Kanto Spring Robocon Tournament, one of the two teams from the University of Tokyo won the championship, and the other team was the best eight.
In a robot competition in which rookie teams from 10 universities in
the Kanto region competed, 3 teams that entered the competition dominated
the top ranks of 1, 2, and 3.
One team from the University of Tokyo won the Japan competition in 2018
and participated in the international competition held in Vietnam. While
the team unfortunately lost in the semifinals, it was award the honorable
ABU Robot Competition Award and the "Fighting Spirit" Award due
to the quality of the robot design and high level of technical level.
In the "Kanto Spring Robot Competition," a competition for university and technical college freshmen in the Kanto region held every spring, one of the two teams from the University of Tokyo won. The success of the freshmen contributes to future success in the NHK Robot Competitions.