Gridiron Gadgets
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Gridiron Gadgets

The robotic football club at Notre Dame teaches engineering principles at a systems level, a crucial skill set for today's engineering careers.

The concept came to the father of a late ND engineering student in the form of a drawing of a robot playing football--a quarterback, to be exact. The idea eventually grew into an intercollegiate competition.

ā€œLots of competitions in robotics are exclusively technical,ā€ said creator Bill Hederman. ā€œI think our key insight was, what if we could come up with a competition that is exciting, technically challenging, and might even involve the rest of the University community?ā€

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