Polyphemus (2017)

Polyphemus (2017)

Quick, accurate gear bot

2017 Steamworks (2017)

Polyphemus (Poly) was designed to participate in FIRST Steamworks. Poly ferried plastic gears to our human player “pilots” to score, while collecting 4” whiffle balls to shoot into a goal 8 feet off the ground. At the end of the match, it was able to climb up a rope to trigger a touch sensor. Poly is also our currently active demo robot, so you can say hi at any Ctrl-Z event!

Poly's code can be found here!


Midwest Regional

Mar 29th - Apr {1st

Chicago, IL 60607, USA

42nd place (5-9-0)

No awards earned

Central Illinois Regional

Mar 15th - 18th

Peoria, IL 61625, USA

27th place (6-9-0)


  • Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers

Rock River Off-Season Competition

Jul 29th

Rockford, IL, USA

5th place (4-2-0)

No awards earned