Design competition Mechanical Engineering

A robohopper, a jumping-robot

Every year our Faculty organises a design competition for freshman mechanical engineering students. Because of the TU Delft lustrum “Technology for Life”, there is a special edition of this design competition. Students will create a robohopper, a jumping-robot, inspired by jumping creatures in nature.

The introduction has already taken place, and the design and production phases are in full swing, watch the movies below. To mark TU Delft’s 175th anniversary, the design competition will take place on 21 June at the Markt in Delft, and the city’s mayor Marja van Bijsterveld will present an award.


This is the programme for the design competition (subject to change):

09:00 AM – 09:15 AM    Opening
09:15 AM – 12:45 PM    First round (10 heats, 8 teams per heat)
12:45 PM – 01:30 PM    Repechage (maximum of 16 teams)
01:30 PM – 01:45 PM    Jury deliberation / Intermission
01:45 PM – 02:00 PM    First part of award ceremony

The 16 teams with the best performance go through to the final round

02:00 PM – 02:45 PM    Final round (2 heats, 8 teams per heat)
03:15 PM – 03:30 PM    Second part of the award ceremony, presented by Mayor Marja van Bijsterveldt
03:30 PM – 04:00 PM    Closing ceremony




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