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Every March robotics teams from Universities across the Midwest converge upon the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a two day competition that tests their skills and creativity. The Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition, sponsored by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), is an annual competition that started in 1987, making this its 25th year.

This year EDT, the UIC Engineering Design Team won First place, Second Place, and demolition champion. The tasks this year involved picking up nerf balls, bocce balls, and ping pong balls and depositing them in their colored basins. In addition, robots could launch the balls for extra points as well as perform other tasks such as “King of the Hill” for extra points. At any given round there is a heavy dosage of combat between the 4 robots that are in the arena.

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Read more at UIC News.

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