Engineering a Basketball Bot!

It’s all part of Bot Shot, a robotics competition sponsored by Land O’Lakes (headquartered in Minnesota, where the Final Four basketball tournament is taking place).  On April 7, four universities will compete with their robots in a basketball skills contest with two parts: sinking the most baskets from five spots on the court, followed by an old-fashioned game of H-O-R-S-E.  Purdue has earned a spot in the Final Four, along with Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota State. The winning team gains a $10,000 cash prize, and also gets to face NBA Hall-of-Famer David Robinson in an epic human vs. robot challenge. 

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Source: Michael Linnes, Purdue
Writer: Jared Pike, Purdue