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Professor Ernie Hall wins the grand prize at Microsoft's "Made in Express" contest

Professor Ernie Hall's all-terrain self-maneuverable robot was the grand prize winner at Microsoft's "Made in Express" contest. He was awarded a cash prize of $10,000 which he plans to donate to the Robotics team. The contest was about people expressing their creativity and passion through technology. Dr. Hall's robot was a highly-intelligent vehicle capable of autonomously navigating complex terrain.

He used Visual Studio Express to write code in C# for a Creative controller to interface with various sensors on the robot such as cameras and 3D stereo vision, laser scanner, digital compass, GPS and all the motion control and artificial intelligence.

His videos and blogs were greatly appreciated by the judges. Dr. Hall plans to turn his blogs and code into a course for his computer science and engineering robotics students.

To read about more details on the contest and Dr. Hall's all-terrain self-maneuverable robot please visit the following links.