UOW mechatronic engineering students will take on 24 of the best robotic teams from Australia and New Zealand next week at the national Instruments Autonomous Robotics competition.
This year’s theme is future hospitals, with team’s required to design robots that earn points by delivering medicine autonomously to simulated wards, while avoiding moving obstacles in a limited timeframe. The UOW includes Shannon Wood, Jerome Clinton and Devin Devendra. Mr Wood said while the competition was fun, robotics was becoming increasingly important and the opportunity to build robots for real-life applications was very relevant.
“Its purpose is to inspire young engineers to think about the possibilities of robotic technology,” he said.