CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) –
Two robotics teams at Southern Illinois University Carbondale came home with the top spots after competing at the Midwest Robotics Design Competition last weekend.
The two teams from SIU’s College of Engineering – a team from the registered student organization affiliated with the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering and the SIU Robotics team – placed first and second, respectively, at the competition, held March 10-11 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A third SIU team, Absaluki, did not place in the competition.
The two-day competition tested the skills and creativity of engineering students who participated in one of the longest-running robotics competitions in the country.
It was just the second time SIU participated in the competition. Last year, the ATMAE team from SIU made its debut at the MRDC and captured second place.
This year, SIU’s ATMAE team was unofficially nicknamed “the senior team,” as
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