UBC engineering students to test robotic vehicles on Wednesday

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Some of the University of British Columbia’s brightest engineering students will showcase their robotic vehicle designs at a free on-campus event on Wednesday.

The full capabilities of 20 autonomous vehicles designed and built by mechanical engineering students will be tested on increasingly challenging terrain where vehicles must stop accurately and even carry cargo.

“This project challenges teams to apply creativity, engineering insight, and practical skill to tackle complex, open-ended problems,” said instructor UBC Faculty of Applied Science instructor Peter Ostafichuk in a statement.

Students participating in the competition will also describe the features of their vehicles and describe the challenges of their designs.

The general public is welcome to attend the event. Space is limited; attendees are advised to contact Wendy McHardy at wendy.mchardy@ubc.ca.

UBC Engineering Robotic Competition 2016

Open House Display

  • When: 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2016
  • Where: Room 2020, Fred Kaiser Building (2332 Main Mall, Vancouver)

Competition

  • When: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2016
  • Where: Room 1180, Fred Kaiser Building (2332 Main Mall, Vancouver)

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