August 28, 2015
Lawrence Tech robotics team places fourth in IGVC category

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Representing Lawrence Tech at the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition are (standing L-R) Faculty Advisor CJ Chung, Jonathan Ruszala, Paul Wright, Dan McGee, Daniel Anderegg, Jamie MacLennan, Jonathan Nabozny, Taiga Sato, and Ryan Matthews. Kneeling are Chris Anders and Brace Stout, the team captain. Faculty Advisor Chris Cartwright took the photo.

The student robotics team vulLTUre from Lawrence Technological University placed fourth and won a $300 cash prize in the JAUS challenge during the 19th annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) held in June at Oakland University.

JAUS is the acronym for Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems, a standardized communication protocol designed to develop open architecture for the domain of unmanned systems.

The annual IGVC competition is organized by TARDEC (Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center) and sponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the U.S. Department of Defense, and many others.

More than 50 teams from the United States and four other countries participated in this year’s competition. The grand award winner was from California State University at Northridge

“The IGVC offers a design experience that is at the very cutting edge of engineering education. It is multidisciplinary, theory-based, hands-on, team-implemented, outcome-assessed, and based on product realization,” said Associate Professor CJ Chung, a faculty advisor for the Lawrence Tech team.

Go to for the Lawrence Tech team’s design report and photo album.

For the team’s design presentation video, go to



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