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M2 Robocon Studio

Official site: https://innowing.hk/robocon

M2 Robocon Studio M2 Robocon Studio

About us

We are a robotic team formed in 2004 to represent HKU to participate in the ABU robocon competition. Since its establishment, and had won Champion 4 times, 1st runner up 5 times and 2nd runner up 3 times in local competition, and 1st runner up once in international competition in the past 16 years. We are looking forward to win more awards for HKU in upcoming competition. Our members mainly come from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Computer Science. We also welcome students not from Engineering Faculty to join us as long as you are passionate and willing to work hard in robotics.

Recruitment

At the start of this school year, we will host our recruitment talk on 23rd September 2020, from 1845-2030 inn HW-105 (1/F of Haking Wong Building). In the recruitment talk, we will talk more about our team’s organization, expectations on our new members and the competition topic of next year. If you are interested in joining this team, you could apply by filling in the following application form.

Application Link

Application Deadline: 27th September, 2020

Explore your limits

If you want to explore your limit here, then do not hesitate to apply. You will gain valuable experience in practical work and knowledge in the related fields, such as operating machines, working with circuit boards, and developing codes.

Do not worry even If you have little prior knowledge about the technical skills. We highly value the persistence and hard work contributed by the members.

Tip: Don't be afraid of the questions

Don't worry when reading the technical questions in this form! We understand and fully expect that you may have not even heard of many of the technical terms in the questions, but so were we (current team members) when we first joined the team.

These technical questions are placed here to give you a "sense" of what problems we will face during our preparation of the contest. It is totally normal if you don't know how to answer them right now. You are here to learn!

Contact us

Contact us via email (robocon@hku.hk) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/m2.robotics) for any inquires. Further training activities would be announced in our Whatsapp group. Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified via email on or before 29th September, 2020.

Training

After selection according to the answer in the google form, you will officially join our team as a trainee. We will separate trainees into the 3 departments according to their preference.

The training will last from 3rd week to September to 3rd week of November.

The training contains materials that are mostly expected to be self-learned by the trainees and complete the tutorial tasks.

  • Trainees in the Programming team - Focus on control theories and Robot Operating System (ROS).
  • Trainees in the Electronic team - Focus on electronic design, circuit theories and master the use of Altium Designer 18.
  • Trainees in the Mechanical team - Focus on mechanical design and how to use Solidworks.

Those who could endure our intensive training scheme and passed the final test will be admitted into our team as an official member.

Expectations and Commitments

We have high expectations between ourselves as we always strive to be the best not only amongst our peers in HKU but amongst other engineering students in Hong Kong. On normal school days, our team members commit most of their free time working inside M2 Robocon Studio and learn more knowledge and skills related to M2. Our members are also diligent and actively seeks out problems and imperfections and work to remove them. During both winter and summer breaks, most of our core members will stay in the studio and work a full day as winter break allows us to work without getting interrupted by other school works. Like how 1st Viscount Nelson once said: “England expects that every man will do his duty.” M2 Robocon Studio expects every member to give their best and fight for HKU in ABU Robocon Competition.

M2 Robocon Studio