ESP Biography


Major: Mechanical Engineering

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2019

Picture of Kip Stahlecker

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Past Classes

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X12638: Battlebots in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
This class is for people who are completely new to combat robotics and lifelong Battlebots fans alike. In this class we will go over the rules and a brief history of Battlebots as well as a discussion of the general forms of fighting robots. After that, the rest of the class will be spent watching Battlebots fights and analyzing them to look at the strategy and robot design.

X11918: Battlebots in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Whether you have been following Battlebots for as long as you can remember or are interested in seeing what all of the hype is about, this is the class for you. We will go over the history and rules of Battlebots, discuss the different types of Battlebots in order to determine their strengths and weaknesses, and watch and analyze Battlebots fights.

P10910: Battlebots in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Battlebots: the world's premier robot combat competition. Whether you have been watching it on TV for years or if this will be your first experience, this is the class for you. We will discuss the history and rules of the competition to start the class and spend the remaining time analyzing battles. We'll discuss the effectiveness of the driving, weapons, and strategy after each fight and use this knowledge to make predictions about future fights. Robots activate!

A9770: Needs Improv'ment in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Ever wonder how actors can make up a scene on the spot without any planning? Come play lots of improv and theater games and learn how to expand your abilities as an actor and a person!