Students Compete in Mechatronics Robotics Competition

Dozens of student teams in Cornell’s College of Engineering vied for a shot to beat corporate sponsor ASML in the annual Mechatronics robotics competition.

“We mainly focused on simplicity and robustness of the robot,” said Young June Park , a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering. “Our basic goal was to make the robot get its job done without any malfunctions, both in hardware and software. Our original design had much more complicated strategy and functions – like more sensors and foldable arms – but we decided to simplify the design as much as possible to secure the performance and avoid unforeseen errors.”