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.