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Department of Physics

The Ultimate Sumo Robotics camp was hosted by the Physics Department this summer from July 10-14, 2017.

Nine high school students ranging from 9th through 11th grade participated. The camp was directed by UNI computer science major Ethan Hunter and he was assisted by physics major Krissy Nielsen. Science education majors Katie Sandman & Brent Trierweiler were camp counselors for the Ultimate Sumo Robotics campers.

Campers in just one week designed, built, programmed, and tested their own mini-sumo Arduino robot. On Friday afternoon family and friends were invited to witness and cheer on the mini-sumos as they competed in the sumo ring. All students exited the camp with new design and programming skills, knowledge of autonomous vehicle robotics and their own robot to take home.