TTU Engineers compete in Robot Rivals on DIY Channel
Tennessee Tech engineering students traveled to Knoxville recently to compete against 13 rival universities from across the nation, including Vanderbilt University, Princeton and Duke, on the Do It Yourself Network’s Robot Rivals show. TTU faced off against the University of Pittsburgh in the competition that challenged teams to build a robot in one day to perform a specific task. For this tournament, the challenge was to build a robot that bowls. Working with a robotics expert assigned by DIY, the three-man team submitted a design and Stephen Canfield, a TTU associate professor of mechanical engineering, helped prepare the team for competition. The episode is scheduled to air sometime in January during the second season of Robot Rivals. The DIY network, aired on local cable channel 108, is currently airing the reruns of first season shows.