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ECU robotics team places third in competition

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East Carolina University’s robotics team recently placed third in the Association for Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) national robotic competition.

The ATMAE annually sponsors a robotics competition in conjunction with its conference. Students and their faculty mentors from colleges and universities from across the country come to learn from one another, network and compete. Skills the students learn in classes at their respective schools, such as computer-aided design, electronics, computer programming, fabrication, and project management, to name a few, are put to the test during this competition.


During this year’s competition, the eight competing teams were required to collect ping-pong balls autonomously from a table in round one and manually from the floor in round two, sort the balls by color, and shoot them into color-coded designated basketball hoops.

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