The student projects had to demonstrate all key aspects of mechatronics, mechanics, control and their integration to create a working prototype with a practical outcome. Students submitted their projects from universities all over the UK. The judges Jerry Hughes, Philip Moore, Per Bergfjord and Rita Da Silva commented that ‘all entries were of excellent quality’, but they could only select a maximum of 4 entries to go through to the finals. The 4 candidates provided their presentations and a demonstration of their prototypes to the Mechatronics, Informatics and Control Group (MICG) Board, judges, fellow candidates, their lecturers and guests. The judges selected a winner and 3 runner ups, listed below in no order.
We are pleased to announce that the winner was Finin Quincey, and runner ups were Daire O Dubhthaigh, Andrew Smyth and Ryan Khoo Yeap Hong. Jerry Hughes, MICG Board member and judge, noted it was a hard decision for the judges as all the projects presented were of very high standard. The winner was presented with their £1,000 prize money, sponsored by Elekta Ltd, and all participants were presented with a certificate.
The MICG Board would like to thank Elekta Ltd for kindly sponsoring this competition, without them, this event would not have been possible, in particular Per Bergfjord, Head of Hardware Engineering, Global Engineering UK. Per is a member of the MICG board, a member of the organising committee for the competition and also a judge. The board also would like to thank Rita Da Silva, Mechanical Engineer, Elekta Ltd, for judging the contestants.
Project: Lookout garden monitor: Deterring unwanted visitors in urban gardens
By Finin Quincey, University of Bath. Read Finin’s winning project here.
Project: Design & manufacture of a test rig to determine the maximum compacting compression ratio for waste materials by Andrew Smyth, Queens University Belfast
Project: Theory, Design and Building of a Bipedal Robot Based on the Common Quail
By Ryan Khoo Yeap Hong, University of Southampton. Read the project report and the PowerPoint presentation, also view the poster.
Project: Development of technology to assist with changeover process in the textile industry by Daire O Dubhthaigh, Queens University Belfast
Eric Rogers, Chair of the Mechatronics, Informatics and Control Group (MICG) would like to congratulate all our participatnts and wish them a successful career on behalf of the board, judges, and Elecka Ltd our sponsor. The MICG will be inviting entries for the 2023 competition.
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