Autonomous robots compete at LTU’s national championships

About 45 teams of middle and high school students came up with their finest robots to compete in the Lawrence Technological University’s annual robotics championships on Saturday. The winners of the championships will represent the U.S. at the World Robot Olympiad to be held Nov. 6-8 in Doha, Qatar. see photos from the event The teams came from California, Florida, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Louisiana, Washington and Michigan. A trio of 13-year-olds, Justin Chang, Ryan Ding and Eric Liu of Northville Township, came with a robotic fish that took them about six months to build. Advertisement “It’s called biomimicry. It’s an act of copying animal characteristics,” said Chang. Using artificial intelligence, the robotic fish can maneuver in the deep water like a real fish. “It can turn a…


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