UML Computer Science student designed robots win awards at the Trinity Firefighting Competition.

Five teams of UML CS students designed robots for the Trinity Firefighting Competition held 20-21 April 2002 in Hartford, Connecticut. The object of the event is to find and extinguish a candle in an 8 foot by 8 foot maze.

Four of our five teams placed in the top 15 in the Senior division (over 65 robots):

      3rd place :   Tornado 120   Nathan Crouse and Matt Samperi

      11th place :   Hanuman   Aravinda Liyanage, Rushabh Mehta, and Amal Sen

      13th place :   River Hawk   Loc Dang and Chris Yiu

      14th place :   Jethro   Mike Baker and Phil Thoren

Mike Baker and Phil Thoren won the 2nd place award from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance for their sponge candle extinguishing device. There were only three innovation awards given in the entire field of over 160 robots.

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