Dr. Kenneth G. Ricks

In The News: UA Astrobotics team wins NASA Competition for 4th year in a row

The University of Alabama’s Astrobotics team won the NASA robotic mining competition, for the fourth year in a row. UA’s team won bragging rights, and a big check last weekend. Alabama Astrobotics has been fine tuning a robot, that’s good at digging.  Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 (Birmingham), Alabama News Center, Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa News, Sun This Week (Minnesota)

In The News: UA Astrobotics team prepares for competition

The University of Alabama robotics is vying for its fourth title in a row in a NASA robotic mining contest. The team already has four titles on the wall dating back to 2012. They have the ability to design robots that are autonomous, meaning no hands on the robot as… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 (Birmingham), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), Alabama News Center

In The News: UA mechanical engineering students make car for boy with disabilities

A special gift was given to a student at Inverness Elementary School in Shelby County. Bailey Harris was born without arms – so, engineering students from the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA transformed a toy ride-along car to help him get around school. Read more

Sources: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), Shelby County Reporter , WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), Gwinnett (Georgia) Post, Tuscaloosa News

In The News: UA robotics team creates buzzer for Cross-City African American History Championship

And many UA students played a key role in preparing the 5th graders for competition, including this, by the UA robotics team that dazzled the crowd. Kenny Ricks said, “Eight or nine students completely were involved, Matt Eastdap was the lead, but several other students brainstormed exactly how we wanted to do it. The… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)