Getting revved up for robotics


Sen. Dick Durbin with the Engineering Design Team. Photos: Ron Fernandez

Senator Dick Durbin with a remote control

Durbin tries a robot control. Photo: Ron Fernandez


Sen. Dick Durbin met the Engineering Design Team, a student robotics organization sponsored by the College of Engineering, when the team invited him to campus April 19.

Durbin toured the students’ workshop and tried his hand at controlling a robot they created.

The team uses mechanical, electrical and software engineering skills to design and build robots for competition each year. Their robots are among the top winners each year at the Jerry Sanders Design Competition, a robotics contest for teams from Midwest universities.


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