Students involved in Robotic competition


19 April 2013

A group of six Aston Engineering School students are taking part in an international robotics competition.

The VEX Robotics competition, is a worldwide educational scheme aimed at students with a computer, engineering background to encourage students to develop their practical skills.

Entrants are tasked to build two robots to compete at the VEX 2013 World Championship in the VEX Sack Attack competition game. 

The teams will be judged on the speed and strength and the design of their robots.

The Aston Engineering students competing are; Thomas Barnett, Mike Stick, Tristan Collen, Ayesha Syed Malik Eijaz and Algirdas Sileika

The annual event gathers students from over 55 Universities worldwide including Higher Education institutions from USA, Mexico, Brazil, Asia, and New Zealand.

Thomas Barnett, 2nd year Electrical electronic student said; “Taking part has definitely been a great experience, the best part has been seeing the end product as well as meeting new people.”

“The support from our tutors and also our course mates has been overwhelming and has made this whole experience worthwhile.”; said Ayesha Syed, 2nd year Electrical engineering and Computer Science.

The students will be competing in the world championship this month in California, USA.


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