Albany Tech students build robots abroad

Albany Tech students build robots abroad
The students learned about robotics and engineering. (Source: Albany Technical College)
The students learned about robotics and engineering. (Source: Albany Technical College)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A group of Albany Technical College engineering students spent the first half of their summer building robots in Ireland.

The four students and their professors just returned from studying abroad.

They said they not only learned about road infrastructure in other countries, such as Ireland, but they also learned how to build robots.

"We got to actually program some robots while we were there. There were some that we don't have here in our area, so they got to program different positioning for different robotics. We got to actually do some radio controls for some. They were able to remotely control them via a watch from the ground," said Aaron Alvey, the chairperson for the Industrial Systems and Electronics Program.

The students and professors said they hope to bring some of the different techniques they learned in Ireland to their classrooms here in Albany.

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