Fontys students win international award with robot design

A team of Fontys students, high school students, the Summa College and students of TU/e in Florida won an international award in Florida with a self-built robot.

Team Rembrandts won the Industrial Design Award last Saturday during a prestigious tournament in which students entered into an agility competition with their robot.

49 teams participated in the contest with their own built robot. The robots were exposed to all kinds of tests, and assignments. For example, the agility of the robot was tested with a ball that had to be thrown away via steam pressure. The robots also had to climb upwards against an object.

Team Rembrandts managed to reach the semi-finals, but failed to win just barely. The jury was nonetheless impressed by the features of the Eindhoven robot, the marketing that the team had devised around it and especially the design. Therefore, the Brabant team finally got the prize for the best design. The jury dubbed the Eindhoven robot ‘a work of art’.

Thursday there is a new competition in Orlando. “Then we go for gold,” said team leader Ron Visser.

Source: Studio040
Translator: Cyril C

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