Texas Tech Engineering Students Compete with Self-Navigating Robots

  WHAT: Electrical and Computer Engineering Project Demonstration Day WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday (April 26) WHERE: Directly behind Electrical Engineering Building EVENT: The annual Project Demonstration Day and robot competition is hosted by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in cooperation with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers South Plains Section and Texas Tech Student Chapter.

Written by Sarah Whetstone


WHAT: Electrical and Computer Engineering Project Demonstration Day

WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday (April 26)

WHERE: Directly behind Electrical Engineering Building

EVENT: The annual Project Demonstration Day and robot competition is hosted by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in cooperation with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers South Plains Section and Texas Tech Student Chapter.

Teams of sophomore electrical and computer engineering students will compete using autonomous robots they built in class. They will compare the robots’ abilities to self-navigate in an outdoor area following a designated route by reading symbols to determine the correct path. Through this project the students have learned firsthand how systems like these have direct industrial applications.

Additionally, junior and senior laboratory projects will be available for viewing and discussion in the Electrical Engineering building from 10 a.m. to noon.


CONTACT: Brian Nutter, associate professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-1262, brian.nutter@ttu.edu