What we’re responsible for:

  • Building the frame, body, and any moving parts
  • Designing manipulators to help carry out tasks as efficiently as possible

What we use:

  • SolidWorks for the designing process
  • Machinery in the SDELC to bring designs to life

This division is great for anyone with an interest in creative problem solving, fabrication, or design.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, feel free to email MECHANICAL_LEAD at MECHANICAL_EMAIL.

Here’s an idea of what our division has been up to:


June 2022: The Last Weeks

We are making our final preparations for competition during this next week! Seven of us will set out on June 21st for competition in Long Beach, CA. We will be celebrating all of the progress our team has made this semester on Friday, June 17, with our commissioning ceremony for Read more…

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May 2022: Competition on the Horizon

We made it! SS&T Missouri, our current ROV, has been accepted into the MATE Explorer 2022 competition! The journey has been documented on our social media pages, both the highs and the lows. Thank you for all the support from our families, friends, sponsors, and those who came before us Read more…

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April 2022: Final Stretch

As we close in on competition, things are starting to pick up! Our mechanical division put the finishing touches on the frame by adding penetrators to keep the wires waterproof when entering the enclosure, as well as worked on our manipulators to allow us to interact with the props. The Read more…

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December 2021 Mechanical: Frame Construction

This semester, the Mechanical Division was hard at work. The frame of the new ROV has been cut and is mostly assembled, as can be seen in the general update. The current project is testing the gaskets and collars that are sealing the enclosure lid and the electrical connections between Read more…

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December 2021: Assembly Begins

The Underwater Robotics Team has made great strides this semester. The frame for the new ROV is in the process of being assembled and tested, thanks to the Mechanical Division. The Electrical division is delving into the details of designing the new boards, and the Computing Division has been making Read more…

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October 2021: Diving Into a New Generation!

During the past two years, our team has gone through some major changes. New members, new events, and– most excitingly– a new ROV! After traversing through several generations of the Underwater Robotics Team, Titan will be taking a well-deserved break to make way for our bright and shining newcomer! Our Read more…

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2-5-19 ROV Mechanical update!

Fall semester 2018: Last semester the mechanical division worked diligently with the electrical division on designing enclosures needed for the many electronics. The mechanical division also worked on multiple prototypes including a new and improved manipulator, custom waterproof enclosures, and waterproof motors. Frame Design 2019: The frame design of 2019 is Read more…

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Testing Begins: The ROV Comes to Life!

As the first semester of the Underwater Robotics’ build cycle comes to a close, the team eagerly wires up the electronics and places them into the enclosure. It has been a tumultuous semester – a relocation, a new design, and a new team. The team has been hard at work Read more…

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New Year, New Challenge – IGVC 2017

With every new school year comes a new set of challenges, and for the Robotics Design Team, it’s preparing for the 2017 Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, or IGVC for short. The competition takes place At Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan on June 2 – June 5, 2017. The contestants must Read more…

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NASA Robotic Mining Competition 2015

The past week has been extremely busy as we hit the road to take our new robot, unofficially dubbed “Moonshot”, across the country from our campus in Rolla, Missouri to NASA’s Robotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center on the Florida coast. The competition involved remotely controlling our mining robot to make it Read more…

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