The Cedarville University American Society for Engineering Education robotics team showed its competition robot from this year’s ASEE national contest held in Columbus this June.
“Four of our team members were able to share their experiences and demonstrate the functioning robot to young and old fair-goers,” noted Clint Kohl, professor of computer engineering and team adviser. “Many were excited and impressed with how capable and sophisticated the Cedarville robot was. It was also a great opportunity to make Cedarville University more recognized.”
Cedarville University student-engineers designed and built Urbie, Gold Lightening II and Sting, cars not known for speed but ultra-high energy efficiency. The supermileage cars are designed for traveling hundreds, or even more than a thousand miles, per gallon.
The Cedarville University robot is designed to complete a unique task while navigating a maze-like track as quickly as possible, without human assistance via remote control.
This year, the university earned fourth place in the urban concept combustion engine division and 13th place in the prototype internal combustion engine division at the Shell Eco-marathon in Detroit. The fourth-place win garnered a $1,000 prize. This year, the Cedarville robotics team earned a first-place finish in the ASEE national contest.
Zavodney and Chad Jackson, Cedarville University’s director of creative services, designed the display, which features 42 STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors and special programs at the university. These account for half of all majors and programs at Cedarville University.
For more information about the university, visit www.cedarville.edu.