The FIRST Collegiate Robotics Organization hosted the 2013 Collegiate Aerial Robotics Exhibition at the Kern Center. The event featured teams from MSOE, Oakland University, University of Wisconsin–Platteville, and Virginia Tech competing in the Collegiate Aerial Robotics (CAR) Challenge.
The CAR Challenge is a platform through which ambitious college students demonstrated robust acumen across the range of STEM, professional, and entrepreneurial skill sets on a global stage in friendly competition with their peers. The Challenge featured two alliances consisting of two randomly paired teams, each providing a ground robot and an aerial robot for a match. During the match, both ground and air robots obtained and manipulated tennis balls to score points.
SCOE Robotics is the collegiate robotics team at MSOE, which functions under MSOE’s FIRST Collegiate Robotics Organization (FCRO). Along with participating in the CAR Challenge, the organization works to support the various robotics programs established by FIRST by mentoring teams of younger students in our area and volunteering at local FIRST competitions. In 2011, SCOE Robotics received the FIRST Support Award and was on the 1st Place Alliance.