CWRU Cutters take first place at robotic lawnmower competition

CWRU Cutters, the university’s autonomous robotic lawn mowing team, won first place at the Institute of Navigation’s Autonomous Robotic Lawnmower competition in Dayton last weekend. The team includes undergraduate and graduate students from electrical engineering, computer engineering, and mechanical engineering.

For the first time in the competition’s eight-year history, CWRU Cutter, the team’s robot lawn mower, earned the “Best Quality of Cut Award” for mowing 80 percent of the competition’s cutting field area while creating an aesthetically pleasing look to the resulting field. Teams from 15 universities competed, including Auburn and Wright State, which placed second and third respectively.

The team has been invited to attend the Institute of Navigation’s Global Navigation Satellite Systems conference in Portland, Ore., in September, where they can present for 20 minutes and display the mower for attendees.

Find more on the competition here or email Roger Quinn or Brad Hughes.