Drillbotics® is an international competition for universities to design and build a small drilling rig that uses sensors and control algorithms to autonomously drill a rock sample provided by SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS).
This year marks the fourth competition for the title of Drillbotics™ champion and a chance for sponsored travel to present a paper at the next SPE/IADC Drilling Conference. The past three years involved undergraduates, masters and doctoral students from a variety of disciplines who built innovative drilling machines and downhole tools while developing a deeper understanding of automating the drilling process.
UL Lafayette first participated in the Drillbotics competition in 2017. They reached ______________ in the world. Looking forward, they hope to ____________. Team captain, Jared Savoy, says, "_______________________," in regard to their accomplishments. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Meet the Captain
Jared Savoy is