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VIDEO: Students Build Robots in Mechatronics Course

The ME 333 Introduction to Mechatronics course teaches undergraduate students in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science how to design robots — or, more specifically, microprocessor-controlled electromechanical systems.

Students work in teams to produce final computer-controlled electromechanical projects of their own design. The results, displayed in the lobby of the Technological Institute, include everything from a device that strikes a drum in sync with a person's heartbeat to a can-launching refrigerator.

"They're learning in this class how to take some of what they've learned in their theoretical courses and apply it to really fun and interesting projects," says Kevin Lynch, professor of mechanical engineering, who teaches the course.

To learn more about the final projects, visit the course web site.

- Video by Matthew Dalzell.