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USU Students Take Third in Robotics Competition

03/25/2019

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News Release — LOGAN, UTAH — March 25, 2019 — Engineering students at USU placed third at a recent national robotics challenge held in California.

18 teams representing engineering schools from across the Western U.S. competed in this year’s E-Fest Student Design Competition organized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The event was held March 15-17 in Pomona, Calif.

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Engineering students at USU placed third at a recent national robotics challenge held in California.

Students Madalyn Mayne, Christian Mayne, Eric Larsen, Jared Christiansen, Anya Nielson and Austin Southwick created a robot that was custom designed and manufactured on the USU campus.

“We built it completely from scratch utilizing the many resources on campus, like the Metal Factory and the Idea Factory,” said Madalyn Mayne.

Balls and Robot

This year’s competition was to create a robot that could pick up various sized athletic balls, contain them inside the robot and then place them inside the starting area.

Every year the organizers of the competition create a new challenge for students to complete. This year teams were tasked with creating a robot that picked up various sized athletic balls, contained them inside the robot and then placed them inside the starting area.

The USU team qualified for the international competition for the second year in a row. The international competition will be held in Salt Lake City.

Additional images from the event

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Writer: Jessica Jarman, eng.marketing@usu.edu