Monday, April 11, 2016

Edison State Students Compete in Xtreme BOTS

[XtremeBOTS-Chargers]: Pictured L to R with Robot “Tesla”: Logan Walters, Austin Poeppelman, and Brittany Eilerman.
[XtremeBOTS-Dastardlies]: Pictured L to R with Robot “The Mean Machine”:
Max Mitchell, Josh Bulcher, and Austin Sims.
Two teams of Edison State Community College students will compete in the Ohio Robotics Xtreme BOTS Regional Competition at the Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton on Saturday, April 2.

Xtreme BOTS is a program that encourages students from the Dayton region to design and build custom, remote controlled robots to face-off in competition. The event is held bi-annually for students to gain hands-on practical knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), which are essential in fulfilling the demand for skilled workers in the manufacturing industry.

The first team representing Edison State is referred to as “The Dastardlies” and will face-off in competition with their robot, “The Mean Machine.” Team Dastardlies includes Josh Bulcher of Versailles, Max Mitchell of Piqua, and Austin Sims of Piqua.

“The Chargers” make up the second team representing Edison State and they will compete with their robot, “Tesla.” The team includes students Brittany Eilerman of Sidney, Austin Poeppelman of Russia, and Logan Walters of Piqua.

According to their website, Ohio Robotics is working to expand the Xtreme BOTS competition in coming years, as well as, support year-round STEM initiatives to further promote and engage students toward career paths in manufacturing.

Both teams, comprised of engineering students, are led by David Barth, Associate Professor of Electronics Engineering Technology. Edison State wishes both teams the best of luck as their robots face-off one-on-one against the competition.

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