UE Engineering Teams Compete in Firefighting Robot Interaanational Robot competition
University of Evansville competed with three teams in the Firefighting Robot International Robot competition at Trinity College in Hartford, CT this past weekend, March 27 – 29. Thirty teams from around the world including Northern Ohio University, Pennsylvania University, and Bucknell University, teams from China, Indonesia and Israel competed and were challenged to program a robot to navigate a model home in search of a fire, represented by a burning candle, and then extinguish the fire. The robot was required to watch out for walls, furniture, animals, and other obstacles.
Team members Victor Nunez Rodrigues/Alejandra Campero Vega (both electrical engineering students) placed 4th and team Narsay Martany/Mahmood Aljumaili, (computer engineering & electrical engineering students respectfully), took 8th place. Thomas Idle/Taylor LaGrange (electrical engineering students) competed as well.
Team Martany/Aljumaili and team Rodrigues/Vega both competed in the versa valve challenge while at the competition. This challenge required a unique robot to complete two successful runs while using a Versa Valve. Both teams mentioned above won in their division.
Congratulations to the UE teams!