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ECU students win second place at iNEXUS championship

Friday, 10 December 2010

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Congratulations to engineering students Mr Hashitha Subasinghe, Mr Bhuddika Dananjaya and Mr Jed Fowler, whose robotics design was awarded second place at the National iNEXUS robotics competition, held at Curtin University on Saturday, 4 December.

The national competition is open to students across Australia, and requires students to design manual and autonomous robots that can cooperate and collaborate to bring back blocks placed randomly on a grid.

The teams were assessed on the robots ability to complete the tasks effectively and efficiently, with ECU coming second only to Swinburne University, Melbourne.

Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and one of the supervising professors on the project, Dr Majid Rad, congratulated the students on their outstanding achievements.

“Creativity and hard work combined with the full support of the School of Engineering allowed the students to achieve second place in this prestigious competition.”

“This is a fantastic achievement, especially considering that this is the first year ECU is participating in the competition, with the other winning teams competing for some years,” said Dr Rad.

In January 2011, ECU, along with Swinburne University and third place winners Curtin University will travel to India to compete in the international iNEXUS championship.

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