JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – East Tennessee State College hosted an underwater robotics competitors on Saturday.
The competitors was known as the ‘MATE Appalachian Highlands Tremendous Regional’ and greater than 300 highschool and center college college students took half within the occasion.
Groups of scholars stood exterior of a pool whereas they navigated robots they constructed by an underwater impediment course utilizing cameras.
Scholar advisors say that college students achieve invaluable data by working with robots. In reality, a few of the largest scientific questions could possibly be answered by robotics.
“Questions like world warming, we give them the info that enables them to mannequin issues that they by no means would have been in a position to mannequin. Larger questions like is there life on different planets,” stated Mick West, a researcher at Georgia Tech.
Saturday’s occasion marked the fifth annual underwater robotics competitors.
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