This robot was the main project for my Design and Manufacturing I (2.007) class and its purpose was to perform a specific task in a competition similar to that of a life-sized Operation game. I first analyzed the game to determine what I believed was the most effective strategy; picking up all three ribs and placing them on the second level of a small shelf. I designed a vacuum-cleaner-inspired manipulation system that utilized bristles in order to grab the ribs easily without precision control. Throughout my design process my goal was to have a project that was not only reliable and competitive but also look clean and professional. Due to the constraints on material as well as the availability of manufacturing tools, I also placed a lot of emphasis on design and ease of manufacturing and assembly.