Congratulations to the Bulldog Bots (including two social robotics lab members, Christopher Datsikas ‘16 and Alex Ringlein ‘18) for winning third place at the Brown Robotics Olympiad!
On April 11, 2015, Yale’s Bulldog Bots competed in the fourth annual Brown Robotics Olympiad, a robotics competition based on the popular micromouse challenge. Over the course of an academic year, students design and construct a small robot to autonomously navigate and solve a 16-by-16 maze within a strict time limit. Robots are allowed multiple attempts to get from the start square to the center of the maze and are ranked by their fastest run time. This year, Bulldog Bots beat out teams from Harvard and Princeton to take home third place, finishing behind only two Brown teams. Team members include Devansh Tandon ‘17, Christopher Datsikas ‘16, Henry Li ‘17, Richard Chang ‘16, Alex Ringlein ‘18, and Bernardo Saravia ‘15. This year the Brown Robotics Olympiad was held in conjunction with the Rhode Island Robot Block Party where competitors were able to interact with over 40 exhibitors from universities, industry, community organizations, and school groups from around the state.