Saba-Z (2019)

Saba-Z (2019)

An effective jack-of-all-trades


Drive Team

Our Destination: Deep Space robot, Saba-Z, is a quick and efficient jack-of-all-trades. The drive train is an eight wheel, 3 CIM, West Coast Drive whose strategic geometry allows a full send off Hab 2. For the hatch, one cylinder operates a 4 point-of-contact beak via mechanial linkages and the performance is enhanced and automated using vision tracking. Saba-Z can manipulate its cargo with roller-fitted parallel shafts connected by an inverted polycord system to intake and also shoot. It can also climb to Hab 3 using a set of stilts and two omni wheels on the end of the cargo intake to pull it forward. Saba-Z is our second robot to make it to Worlds and we are hoping for many more to follow its lead. 

Saba-Z's code can be found here!


Daly Division

Apr 24th - 27th

Detroit, MI, USA


No awards earned

Midwest Regional

Mar 6th - 9th

Chicago, IL, USA



  • Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation

Central Illinois Regional

Mar 20th - 23rd

Peoria, IL 61625, USA



  • Regional Engineering Inspiration Award
  • Woodie Flowers Finalist Award

Rock River Robotics Off-Season Competition

Jul 27th

Rockford, IL, USA


No awards earned

Boiler Bot Battle

Nov 16th

West Lafayette, IN, USA

6th place (7-5-0)

No awards earned