Robots and golf; UNK artificial intelligence class on par with others

Robotics-GolfKEARNEY – Robotics and golf.

That is the platform for an upcoming competition among students in the Artificial Intelligence class at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

The competition is at 2 p.m. Tuesday (April 19) in Otto Olsen building, room 224.

Eleven students on three teams will use robots they’ve built and programmed, and go up against each other in a golf competition. The objective of the contest is to design an autonomous robot that can play miniature golf after “looking at” or running upon a map of the hole.

The event is a tune up for the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium (MICS) at the University of Northern Iowa on Friday and Saturday (April 22-23).

“Students see and interact with multi-robotics architectures, attend presentations and meet with other faculty and students in a six state region,” said Cate Anderson, computer science and information technology lecturer. “These activities provide a great breadth and depth experience in the concepts of artificial intelligence and computer science.”

UNK CSIT students have competed in the MICS competition the past 10 years, winning in 2013.


Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454,
Source: Cate Anderson, CSIT Lecturer, 308.865.8370,