Robot info




Crushing Lifter



Charles Guan, Jamison Go, Adam Bercu, Dane Kouttron, Cynthia Lu, Lucy Du, Hanna Lin, Andrew Berkowitz


Cambridge, MA

Builder info


Charles Guan, Adam Bercu, Jamison Go, Dane Kouttron

Charles: Machine Shop & Fabrication Instructor, MITAdam: Engineering Consultant

Jamison: Graduate Research Assistant on Additive Manufacturing, MIT

Dane: MIT Thermonuclear Research Reactor Special Projects Engineer

Years competing:

13 years

Favorite tool:
Charles: Abrasive WaterjetAdam: Vertical Machining Center

Jamison: Orbital Sander

Dane: Overclocked oscilloscope

Favorite robot:
Charles: Dummy (Iron Man)Adam: ELSIE, 1948

Jamison: Baymax

Dane: The IBM 7575

Interesting fact:
Charles: Once received a traffic citation in a shopping cart that he converted to an electric go-kart.Adam: Toured India and rocked the American Airlines arena in Miami playing the Repinique in a Brazilian Batucada percussion/dance group.

Jamison: Won his first combat robotics tournament in 2004 at the age of 13 using his Science Olympiad entry, “RON.”

Dane: Launched a high altitude imaging platform that ran out of battery on its decent. The couple who found it thought it was a beer cooler that fell from the space station.

Robot history







Wild Cards (2)

Stat history

Stats Career Season 2 Season 1
Total matches 5 2 3
Win percentage 20% 0% 33%
Total wins 1 0 1
Losses 4 2 2
Knockouts 1 0 1
KO percentage 20% 0% 33%
Average knockout time 121 s 121 s
Knockouts against 1 1 0
KO against percentage 20% 50% 0%
Judges decision wins 0 0 0

Match history

Season Round Opponent Results
Season 2 Qualifier Cobalt Lost by KO (1:26)
Season 2 Round of 32 Beta Lost by JD (0-3)
Season 1 Qualifier Lock-Jaw Lost by JD (2-1)
Season 1 Round of 16 Lock-Jaw Won by KO (2:01)
Season 1 Quarterfinals Bite Force Lost by JD (3-0)