Engineering Students Build Robots

March 06, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Thirty Mount Union students enrolled in an introduction to engineering course taught by Dr. Hans Tritico, assistant professor of engineering, designed and programmed robots, which handed out Hershey's Kisses on Valentine's Day.

The assignment was given to students as the first of two projects for the course, and required teams to program the robots to approach a person, spin around, offer the chocolate and move away.

Freshman Stacy Kent of Alliance, OH, along with five of her engineering peers, presented her robot to Reilly Elementary fourth graders in Salem, OH recently.

The final projects for the class are chosen by the students and include helping to restore the downtown fountain in East Liverpool, planning and crafting a pedestrian bridge at the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center and designing and building low budget model drag racing cars from weed trimmer engines.

To read the story that appeared in the Salem News, click here.

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