- Event: Student-designed automated robots will locate and pick up artifacts in an obstacle course inspired by the Indiana Jones films.
- Time/Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Location: Hennings Building, 6224 Agricultural Road, Room 200
- Map: http://www.maps.ubc.ca/?652
- Visuals: Student-designed automated robots will travel around a small obstacle course, rolling up hills and over rocky terrain to find and pick up small artifacts made by 3-D printers. The competition ends with robots lifting themselves and riding a 10-foot zipline. Students and instructor will be available for interviews.
Fifteen teams of students enrolled in UBC’s Engineering Physics course are set to compete in “Indiana Robot and the Temple of the Zipline,” the 14th Annual UBC Engineering Physics Robot Competition.
Since 2001, more than 650 UBC Engineering Physics students have taken this hands-on course, which teaches them all aspects of building a robot prototype, including electronics, mechanics and computer programming.
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