A robot that can put out a house fire? UE students are working on it

Imagine having a robot in your closet that could put out a house fire on the spot.

That's exactly what a group of University of Evansville engineering students are working to create and Tuesday morning they showed off their designs.

It's all part of a robotics competition.

UE has 4 teams of students taking part in several different competitions.

The RoboWaiter contest, the IEEE mail robot delivery contest and two teams will be competing in the Firefighting Robot Contest.

That includes Ariel Cockerham and Kendra Norris, who are part of the first ever all female team to compete.

The objective is to get the robot to extinguish a flame.

"It's going to be really great if we succeed and our robot does exactly what it's supposed to do. It's going to look great on the university as well as on us," says Norris.

"Hopefully it will raise awareness for girls that think engineering is just for the men's stereotypes," says Ariel.

The ladies have been working on their robot "Rolling Rosie" since May.

The students will leave for the various competitions this Thursday.

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