College students in UBC’s physics and engineering program had the possibility to point out their technological prowess within the twenty second annual Robotic Treasure Hunt competitors.
This was the primary time the robotic showdown had been held for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic started. Sixteen groups of scholars constructed robots from scratch, competing to see which robotic would greatest be capable to retrieve “treasures” from a posh course stuffed with ramps, slender archways, rocks, suspension bridges and ziplines with out human support.
For the final two years, college students needed to develop robots of their houses. The at-home robots had been challenged with the “comparatively easy” process of selecting up a soda can from the ground.
Program director and engineering professor Andre Marziali mentioned it was superb to have college students again competing in UBC’s Hebb Theatre.
“I’m immensely pleased with our college students — we now have one of the best college students on campus. The accomplishments they’ve managed throughout this course alone are immense.”
The competitors is the end result of a weeks-long summer season program that teaches college students what it’s wish to be in a start-up analysis and growth challenge setting.
However within the lecture corridor, it felt extra like an area. College students cheered loudly as robots picked up “treasure idols”, prevented “magnetic bombs” and crossed treacherous gaps.
Marziali famous that many UBC graduates have gone on to discovered among the province’s most outstanding expertise companies like Abcellera, Acuva Applied sciences, and Precision Nanosystems.