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Titans Top Winners in Autonomous Robotic Car Race

April 24, 2014

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These were among robotic cars, designed and built by students, that were entered in the first-held "CSUF Line-Following Robot (Natcar) Competition," held April 19 on campus.

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CSUF alumnus Michael Yeh returned to campus this month to compete and capture first place in the first-held "CSUF Line-Following Robot (Natcar) Competition."

Following Yeh were electrical engineering graduate students, Ye Lu and Chung-Wei Yang, in second and third, respectively during the April 19 campus event, which drew engineering students from UCLA, as well as Cal State Fullerton.

The winning robotic cars are: "Very Orange," by Yeh '13 (M.S. electrical engineering) of Corona; "Team 10" by Lu of Fullerton; and "Johnny Walker" by Yang of Fullerton, whose robotic car also won the "Best Design" award. The goal of the competition was to build and design autonomous cars that negotiate, with precision, a preset racecourse in the shortest time possible.

The Institute of Navigation, CSUF Student Section, hosted the event, which was sponsored by the ION, Southern California Section, and the University's Electrical Engineering Department. Electrical engineering faculty supporters included David J. Cheng, Jidong Huang and Mostafa Shiva, as well as Taehwan Kim, student outreach chair for ION, Southern California Section.

Coming up: five CSUF engineering teams will participate in autonomous robotic car races May 4 at the Grand PrIEEE Competition at UC San Diego and the May 24 Natcar competition at UC Davis.

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