A team of 6 students at the Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, in southern Egypt, managed to manufacture a water-powered robot and won fifth place in an international competition held in the United States.
The team calls itself (ASME Assiut), and won fifth place globally after competing with 20 teams from international universities in the (SDC) competition, affiliated with the American International Organization of Mechanical Engineers in the world.
Karim Salah, a member of the winning team, says that the competition is one of a group of competitions organized by (ASME), an organization with a student branch in which lectures and assistance are provided to students of all kinds, including competitions every year among world universities.
He added that the competition requires the design of a robot or a vehicle that works with a clean and renewable energy source, whether fully or partially, and whether the source is solar energy, air, pressure, water, and others.
He continues: “Every year the rules of the competition change, as well as the source of energy, but the goal is one, which is to rely on a renewable energy source to reap the greatest possible benefit from it.”