Greer student helps college robotics team finish second, third in competition

Published on Friday, June 9, 2017

The Bob Jones University robotics team placed second and third in the 25th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) held June 2-5 at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

The IGVC offers a design experience on the cutting edge of engineering education. It is multidisciplinary, theory-based, hands-on, team-implemented, outcome-assessed, and product-realization-based. The competition encompasses the latest technologies impacting industrial development, and students at all levels of undergraduate and graduate education can participate.

The BJU team placed second with its vehicle Bruin 2.0 in the Spec 2 low-speed vehicle competition, which required teams to produce a street legal, fully autonomous vehicle and perform a variety of challenges.

The team also placed third in the Auto-Nav challenge by completing an outdoor obstacle course with its fully autonomous unmanned ground robotic vehicle, Lazarus.

The 2017 team, under the leadership of BJU engineering professor William Woodham, consisted of 2017 engineering grad and team leader Nathan Woehr, a resident of Marietta; 2017 engineering grad Adam Offord, a resident of Howard, Wis.; senior engineering major Brandon Woods, a resident of Greenville; senior engineering major John Smoker, of Greer; senior engineering major David Zuehlke, a resident of Millersville, Md.; and freshman engineering major Jonathan Barrett, a resident of Hartland, Mich.




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