Notre Dame vs. Ohio Northern

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish traveled to Ada, Ohio, to play the Ohio Northern Polar Bears for the 2014-2015 championship. Notre Dame beat Ohio Northern by a score of 26 to 16, leaving the all-time score between the two schools tied at 2.

Notre Dame built an entire team of 20 robots during this season, including an outstanding quarterback (shown). The new QB is equipped with automatic throwing, allowing it to consistently calculate distance and direction automatically, leaving the user to drive the robot and decide when to throw the ball. This was done via ultrasonic sensors on the QB wide receivers, and an intelligent vision system on the QB.

You can look at the Gallery for more photos and the Videos page for more videos from the season!

Game Highlight Video

Check out this highlight video that the ONU team made from the game footage!

Robot Football Combine

The 2014-2015 robot football combine was again held in the spring, and this time Valparaiso and Purdue-Kokomo took home the two prizes:

  • Valparaiso won the $2,000 grand prize for the best overall combine score.
  • Purdue-Kokomo won the $500 "Best-of-Show" prize for consistency of design and appearance.
Details about the combine drills are available in the Combine Information document.

Combine Scores

IUPUI Navy ND Pur-Koko Valpo
60 ft Shuttle 1 1 3 2 5
3-Cone Drill 1 1 3 2 5
Strength Test 1 5 5 2 1
QB Accuracy 2 1 1 3 5
Speed 1 1 5 2 3
Kicking 0 0 3 5 2
Terminator 0 0 2 5 5
TOTAL 6 9 22 21 26
RANKING - - 2nd 3rd 1st