Matadors Nab Top Prize at Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition

Engineering students with trophy.

The award-winning group of CSUN mechanical engineering, and electrical and computer engineering students at the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition.

CSUN senior mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering teams took top prizes at the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition with the help of their two robots, LINJA and Red Raven 2.0.

The Matador-made robots took home a first- and third-place prize at the Rochester, Michigan-based event, which pits built-from-scratch machines made by students from universities all around the world. The annual competition allows college students to work on a multidisciplinary, theory-based, hands-on, team-implemented, outcome-based project.

The team’s faculty advisor, mechanical engineering professor C.T. Lin, guided the building of the machines, which had to go through a robo-obstacle course before they could claim top prize.

“Their achievement at the competition is an indication that they have learned well and done right throughout this year-long engineering design experience,” said Lin. “It also shows that our engineering program at CSUN offers a good curriculum and hands-on experience.”

For more: Cal State Northridge’s Robots Take World Championship [CSUN Media Releases]

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