09.07.2021

Modular robot wins HSLU prize

 

Lucerne - The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts has awarded a prize to three Lucerne high school graduates for their project work. The focus here was on modular robots. As part of the project, the team developed and built their own vacuum cleaner robot.

 

Several Lucerne-based high school graduates have completed and presented their interdisciplinary project work. On July 8, an award was presented to the best technical-scientific work by the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU), further details of which can be found in a press release issued by the canton of Lucerne.

 

The winning project was the brainchild of a trio of students, namely Driton Ahmeti, Dario Burkard and Melvin Landolt. As part of the project, they focused on the topic of modular robots. They sought to investigate whether a modular robot can be set up in such a way that its modules can be used for other robots with different uses. To answer this question, they developed and built a vacuum cleaner robot themselves.

 

According to information in the press release, HSLU was highly impressed with the team’s “successful own development and implementation of such a technically sophisticated robotic system”. The Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture also invited the winners to present their project at the university.

 

The three high school graduates behind the winning project completed apprenticeships in the fall of last year. Driton Ahmeti completed his training as an engineer at Schindler Vocational Training, while Dario Burkard trained as a polymechanic at GIS AG. Last but not least, Melvin Landolt completed an apprenticeship as an automation technician at the Alpnach Air Base, an airfield operated by the Swiss Air Force.


Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) - Engineering and Architecture



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