Robotic waiters, anyone?
This year’s batch of students in Lake Superior College’s Integrated Manufacturing program has had to design and build robots that can carry two paper cups filled with water for 20 feet — all in a race next week, HowieBlog.com reports.
(The video above is from the 2008 competition involving water balloons.)
I think this one sounds more practical in a Jetsons kind of way, but I’m no engineer.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.