Electrical engineering senior Marlou de Guzman serves as the president of LSU’s Bengal Reauxbotics, a newly formed student organization that creates and builds robots to compete “sumo-style” in national competitions. Sumo-style fighting involves two robots attempting to push each other out of a circle, without destroying one another. Some of these robots can push with up to 65 pounds of force.
Bengal Reuxbotics was formed in the spring of 2016 and is supported by mechanical engineering professor Marcio de Queiroz. “Overall, the club provides a valuable, professional-like experience that includes engineering design, teamwork in an interdisciplinary setting, leadership, budgetary issues and strict deadlines,” remarks de Queiroz.
The organization has competed in various competitions and recently won the first round at Dragon Con 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Students from all disciplines, interested in robotics, are encouraged to join.
To learn more about Bengal Reauxbotics, click here.