UA team victorious in National Robotics Challenge


Robotics Team members are, from left, Nick Lach, Alex Russell and Duncan Campbell.

For a third consecutive year, The University of Akron Robotics Team has won the 120-pound Sumobot Competition at the National Robotics Challenge. The 2012 contest was hosted in Marion, Ohio, April 12-14.

The team of student-engineers, led by Alex Russell, constructed the autonomous sumobot and were the Postsecondary Division Champions. More photos and video, including a "grudge match" with Indiana Tech, can be found at National Robotics Challenge 2012. Also on the team are Nick Lach and Duncan Campbell.

College of Engineering technician Dale Ertley served as the team’s adviser for this competition.