LEGO Balloon Fiesta
Mechanical Engineering Department held a LEGO robot competition
May 3 at noon in the Mechanical Engineering building.
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
and constructing these robots embodies the complete spectrum
of engineering, plus it is fun, said Gregory P. Starr,
professor of Mechanical Engineering.