Embedded Systems Project Race Winners Honoured
A team of four 3rd year undergraduate students have been presented with their certificates and prizes for winning the 2022-23 Embedded Systems Project race. The awards were presented by the InstMC at their annual dinner, in front of a crowd of 150 attendees.
The Embedded Systems Project is the second year project in the Department of Electrical and Electronic engineering and is undertaken by all undergraduates. The race is a flagship event in the Department’s calendar, and of all our UG programmes. Since our departure from the Sackville Street Building (which was the site of the last race on North campus in 2022) the race was held for the very first time in Whitworth Hall. 50 teams were competing in the project to design and build an autonomous line-following buggy, which was deployed on an unseen track in a public exhibition.
Student prizes were funded by Sella Controls, and places at the presentation evening were provided courtesy of the Institute of Measurement and Control’s Central north-west section. In attendance was a crowd of industrial partners of the institute, which provided students with an excellent opportunity to network and for their achievements to be more widely recognised.
The winning students were Muskaan Haque, Changhao Liu, Ankit Singh and Elliot Winterbottom. In attendance from the University were: Dr Liam Marsh (Embedded Systems Project Unit Lead), Dr Michael O’Toole (Embedded Systems Project Unit Coordinator). Presenting the awards was David Green, Chairman of the Central North-West section of the Institute of Measurement and control, and Andy Tonge from Sella Controls.
Liam said “Many groups set impressive times during the race heats, with the fastest buggies progressing to the race final. The winning group set an extremely impressive time and were thoroughly deserving of their victory. Success at this level is indicative of not just technical knowledge, but also effective team work, and project planning."