Engineers design boat robots in Pottruck pool
Professor Mark Yim and his students spend nights in the gym designing the boats
By: Fiona Glisson | Posted 3 February 2013
For one group of mechanical engineering students a late night at the gym doesn’t mean a few extra reps on the weight machine.
Engineering professor Mark Yim and his team of undergraduates, doctoral students and staff— all in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics—rent out the Sheerr Pool at Pottruck to test a design for robotic boats several nights per week, typically working from 11 p.m until 5 a.m.