A team of OSU-Tulsa undergraduate engineering students took the top prize in an international robotics competition hosted in Stillwater recently. Laly Vang, James Potter and Ivan Valasiuk took first place at thefifth annual Mercury Remote Robot Challenge.
The competition featured 14 teams from around the world, including Columbia, Brazil and Mexico. Each three-person team created a robot that was controlled remotely off-site and was required to complete a series of tasks including climbing a 30-degree incline, picking and moving an object and navigating a track.
Dr. Carl Latino, associate professor of electrical engineering and the mentor for the OSU-Tulsa team, said the robot had a corkscrew and suspension system that made it superior to the competition, completing all the assigned tasks in the shortest amount of time. To view video from the competition, visit the OSU Mercury Robotics website.