WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A Purdue Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology class combined robotics with Sumo wrestling.
Students had 15 weeks to build an autonomous sumo wrestling robot from scratch.
The robots were built to be 9 inches by 9 inches and weigh less than 11 pounds.
On Saturday, the robots will battle against each other. To preview the event, students from Lafayette Christian Academy got to see them in action, to help inspire them to become engineers.
"Engineering can be kind of like playing with toys. The toys get bigger, some of it involves life safety, but in reality it can be a really fun and enjoyable career path," said Davin Huston, Continuing Lecturer in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, Purdue University.
"It's the best part of a class, we really enjoy something we can put are hands on put head to head against somebody else," said Tom Grimes, Purdue senior and Sumo Robot competitor.
The Sumo Robot competition will be at Purdue at 2 p.m., Saturday in the Civil Engineering building, HAMP 1144.
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