Event: Remote control vehicle competition by UBC engineering students
Location: Kaiser Building
2332 Main Mall, UBC Vancouver
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Open-house display: Wed, Jan. 28, 2015, 9:30 -10:30 a.m.
Location: Kaiser Building, Room 2020
Competition: Wed, Jan. 28, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. (approx.)
Location: Kaiser Building, Room 1180
UBC students will showcase their engineering design talents in a robotic vehicle competition on Wednesday, January 28. Driverless, remotely controlled vehicles not much larger than a cereal box will navigate the playfield in search of magnetic devices representing buried unexploded bombs and land mines.
The competition will take place over five rounds on increasingly challenging terrain. Each vehicle will be tested on its ability to travel quickly, manoeuvre over and around obstacles, and accurately pinpoint the location of buried hazards using onboard sensors.
The event starts with an open-house showcase of the 20 vehicles, created by second-year mechanical engineering students over three weeks. Students will be available to describe the design challenges and their vehicle’s features.
“This project challenges teams to apply creativity, engineering insight, and practical skill to tackle complex, open-ended problems,” says Prof. Peter Ostafichuk of UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science.
The event is open to the public. For photos of previous mechanical engineering competitions, visit: https://flic.kr/s/aHsk7oFkWt
Note: Space is limited. Please contact ErinRose Handy to attend the competition at 604-862-2706 or firstname.lastname@example.org