April 28, 2010
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Parks College News
A team of SLU students, Angel Hernandez and Jesus Dominguez, competed in the RoboGames 2010. RoboGames, formerly know ROBOympics, is the biggest robot competition in the world, with 170 teams and over 600 engineers competing last year. IEEE, KEEN (Kern Engineering Entrepreneurship Network), and the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering departments sponsored the team RoboMadness. The team built three robots- TupperBot, BBot, and Escalador. TupperBot competed in the Best of the Show category and won the gold medal. BBot, a balancing robot controlled with a Wii Remote won a silver medal in the balancing robot race beating last year’s winner. Escalador competed in the Ribbon Climber competition and was awarded a silver medal.
Angel Hernandez is a graduating senior in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Jesus Dominguez is a junior in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Both students are from Spain, attending college at Saint Louis University. Their team, RoboMadness, was the first to represent Spain in the RoboGames.
Visit the student’s blogs at http://www.tupperbot.com for more information on the competition and other projects they are involved in.