Mouser Launches Robotics Challenge

15 March 2015

Mouser Electronics Inc. and celebrity engineer and Mythbusters co-star Grant Imahara are calling on engineers to join the Robotics Empowering Innovation Challenge, the first in a series of different events designed to push innovation and new ideas in electronics.

The Robotics Challenge—sponsored by Texas Instruments, Molex and Panasonic—asks engineers to submit a picture or video of their robotic creations in order to share the innovative ideas and stimulate ideas. The engineering community will then help Imahara decide who has the top engineering concept based on which ideas receive the most votes.

Glenn Smith, president and CEO of Mouser, said in a statement the Robotics Challenge is “connecting engineers through innovation and creativity that defines engineering design."

Imahara said the challenge is fairly simple. Engineers go online and share an idea and invite their friends to do the same. "My passion is in robotics and I've been working in robotics for over 20 years," Imahara said. “I've got some awesome ideas and I'm sure others do, too. So, let's kick off a challenge. What robots have others built? Share your ideas and let your genius prevail."

Mouser said the challenge will allow engineers to prove their genius as well as earn bragging rights and the opportunity to win some prizes along the way.

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