robotics

Thriving Through Technology: Students Compete in Bison BEST Robotics Competition

This is the 12th year NDSU has hosted the competition

FARGO, N.D. — For some students, the Bentson–Bunker Fieldhouse is their version of the FargoDome, the ultimate stage to let their technological toughness thrive. Some students view the Bison Best Robotics competition as a chance to craft camaraderie through the use of technology. “It’s great to see all the robots compete. It’s like you’re not alone in sometimes the failure. Some…

A Look Into the Future: People Observe New Robotic Technology in Fargo

The John Henry Foster Industrial Robotics and Automation Expo showcases new technology

FARGO, N.D. — People got a firsthand glimpse at the future of industrial robotics and automation in Fargo. The annual John Henry Foster Industrial Robotics and Automation Expo allows people to see how new technology enables robots to complete different tasks. Some of the robots could pick up cups, rearrange lettered tiles, and move objects to various locations. The goal of…

Middle Schoolers Race Carbon Dioxide-Powered Cars

They learned about aerodynamics and how to use power tools

FARGO, N.D. — Students at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School got to race cars they made, which were powered with carbon dioxide. The kids learned to use power tools to make their cars, and they put their knowledge of aerodynamics to the test as they raced the cars down a 66-ft. track. Their teacher, Alexis Yokom, says she hopes the students…

High School Students Practice for Robotics Competition

Organization aims to inspire students to pursue engineering

FARGO, N.D. —  High school students in the area are preparing to compete in a robotics competition held by an organization called First Robotics. “It’s an experience you can’t get anywhere else. There’s not a lot of other programs that give you this much manufacturing or engineering experience,” said Brennan Coslett, a West Fargo High School senior. Students from various high…

NDSU Hosts Sixth Annual Northern Plains BEST Robotics Regional Championship

more than 600 students from around the country competed

FARGO, N.D. — More than 600 middle school and high school students from around the United States put their robotic skills to the test at the Northern Plains BEST Robotics Regional Championship. Thirty-two teams designed and built a robot to rescue a mannequin and remove hazardous chemicals from a burning building. They then had to put out the fire. Aside from…