2007 UD Mercy Senior Design


Welcome to the University of Detroit Mercy ECE Department’s Senior Design website.

Herein we describe our autonomous ground vehicle project for 2007:

CAPACITOPS: The Electrolytic Dyno-Bot!


Capacitops, designed to compete at the 2007 Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), experienced tremendous success by capturing the Lescoe Grand Award for placing 3rd out of 37 schools from the U.S., Canada, and Japan.  To learn more about our team and the events that culminated in a UDM win at the IGVC, please visit any of the following pages:

About Us: Learn more about this exciting project, as well as UDM’s history at the IGVC.

The Team: Meet the students whose hard work and dedication went into the successful design and development of CAPACITOPS.

The Faculty Advisors: Meet the advisors whose vast experience and constant encouragement served as the team’s driving force.

The Road to Victory: Written by one of the team’s members, this blog highlights the events that led to CAPACITOPS’ outstanding performance at the IGVC.

Photos: View pictures of the team and the vehicle at the four-day competition

Videos: Watch footage of CAPACITOPS driving on UDM’s campus, as well as at the 2007 IGVC.

Sponsors: Meet the companies who generously supported this project.

Contact Us: Send us your comments and questions.