NFPA Teaching Grant Will Bring Pneumatic Robot to Classrooms

Pneumatic robot supported by NFPA teaching grantI recently attended the student poster session at Milwaukee School of Engineering to learn about the Agile Educational Robotics Platform project, which is supported by the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation with a teaching grant.  The goal of this project is to build a pneumatic robot to expose high school students to fluid power applications while getting them excited about engineering and technology.  A team consisting of three mechanical engineering students, one electrical engineering student and one computer science student designed and built the pneumatic robot.  The team achieved actuation, but additional work is necessary.  A second team of five mechanical engineering students, two electrical engineering students, one computer science engineer and two software engineering students will continue the work and finalize the design.

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