LSC Students Face Off Class Projects in Robot Competition

Created: December 09, 2019 06:05 PM

Students at Lake Superior College got to put a semester long project to the test Monday afternoon.

Eight teams of Integrated Manufacturing students began building robots in the fall to compete in an annual competition. 

The projects take a lot of team effort, and many groups are made up of students with different majors, which helped them pick their individual strengths when they were told they'd be making robots this year.

"I had no idea I would be making a robot anytime soon or in my life even," said LSC freshman Jacob Kilby. "I went into this degree and this was one of the first classes I had to take. The biggest skill obviously was creativity and working in a group well."

This year's competition had the robots manage an obstacle course while trying to collect carry loads of metal balls. Previous years had similar competitions using ping pong balls, water balloons, and eggs.

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