2016 IEEE Region 2 Student Activities Conference

Posted on April 10, 2016 by Siddhanathan Shanmugam

I attended the 2016 IEEE Region 2 Student Activities Conference held in Cleveland State University. This was the first time I attended the Student Activities Conference. I took part in the sumo robotics competition. I didn’t have access to good quality motors/encoders for the competition, and tried to get around that by making a lightweight sumo robot, but soon realized my mistake when the sumo bot pointlessly tried tackling opponents that were 10 times as heavy as itself. Even though the sumo bot didn’t place in the top 3, it did give quite a competition, knocking out opponents that were 5 times as heavy with hilarious maneuvers.

IEEE Region 2 Student Activities Conference Image Credits: IEEE CSU