Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

UT IEEE Grad Robotics Team Captures First Place in Robotics Hardware Competition

IEEE Grad Robotics Team Captain Ammar Alkhuwaiter recently announced the results of his team’s participation in the robotics hardware competition as part of IEEE SouthEastCon 2014 in Lexington, KY from March 13-16. For the second year in a row, the graduate team achieved 1st place in the open competition. Additionally, the undergraduate team was able to overcome some hardware difficulties to place 15th in the university competition. There were a total of 47 teams participating in this competition in both categories from various universities in the southeast region.

The grad team’s robot was supposed to operate autonomously on a simulated basketball court. It followed white lines on a black surface playing field with randomly positioned 3 blue shooting blocks and then fired a dart, while positioned on top of each of the shooting blocks, through a red target 4-6 ft. away.

"Thank you for supporting UTK Robotics Teams. We wouldn't be able to do it without you," said Alkhuwaiter.

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