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Autonomous Drilling with a Miniature Drilling Rig

“Design a drilling rig and related equipment to autonomously drill a vertical well as quickly as possible while maintaining borehole quality and integrity of the drilling rig and drillstring.”

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Drillbotics 2020-2021

The Drillbotics committee met to discuss next year's competition.  Teams will only build a virtual rig, including drillstring and wellbore interaction.  They will demonstrate their model using a very basic control model.  We …

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Drillbotics 2019-2020 Cancelled

Dear Students & Professors, We regret to advise you that the 2020 Drillbotics Competition has been canceled.  With the current situation with COVID-19, multiple universities have shut down or severely restricted student access …

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Drillbotics and Coronavirus

The pandemic has affected many universities around the world.  Some labs are closed.  Some schools do not allow teams to meet in person.  The committee is reaching out to your university sponsors this week to get a better …

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