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Current Issue:  May 6, 2002
Volume 37, Number 20

LEGO Balloon Fiesta event held

The UNM Mechanical Engineering Department held a LEGO robot competition May 3 at noon in the Mechanical Engineering building.

The end-of-year competition, “LEGO Balloon Fiesta,” featured teams of engineering students who have designed and built computer-controlled autonomous mobile robots. The semester-long class requires students to build all components of their robot including the computer. On-board sensors and actuators allow the robot to operate fully hands-off.

“Designing and constructing these robots embodies the complete spectrum of engineering, plus it is fun,” said Gregory P. Starr, professor of Mechanical Engineering.