Date of Graduation

Spring 2016

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Electrical Engineering

Research Sponsor

Dr. Robert Veillette

First Reader

Dr. Arjuna Madanayake

Second Reader

Dr. Kye-Shin Lee


The goal of the ROOBockey project is to design and construct a floor hockey robot that can competitively shoot a puck. The robot design quickly locates a specific beacon through the use of image processing and uses a pneumatic shooting mechanism to send a puck to a specified target. The beacons act as possible player or goal positions in a hockey game. The robot also utilizes a wireless controller device to allow a user to maneuver the robot across a hockey field.


The robot runs off a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.

The Image Processing code detects beacons of Red, Green, Blue color and of Octagon, Triangle, and Square Shapes Respectively.