The Campbell Institute honored the winners of the
2013 Robotics for Life Competition in Pittsburgh on May 6. This year's Robotics for
Life Competition, presented by Industrial Scientific, challenged teams of
innovative young thinkers and engineers at Carnegie Mellon University to design
out hazards in the high-risk occupation of roofing. Teams competed to build a
robot capable of shingling a roof, with a goal of laying seven shingles on a
simulated angled surface.
The winning team – Carnegie Mellon seniors Kwabena Agyeman,
Colllin Buchan, Brian Langone, and Etienne Thalmann – designed and constructed a
unique robot that completed the task in just two minutes with very little
Check out the team's video
Each team member was awarded $1,000. Three other competing teams received
cash prizes as well.
The Campbell Institute and Industrial Scientific
congratulate the winners and all of those who competed in this innovative