Updates from the Edgerton Center
The Edgerton Center has had a busy and fruitful summer, with activities in Cambridge and around the world.
The MIT Driverless team, together with the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, built the first-in-the-U.S. driverless electric vehicle. The team competed in the Formula SAE Italy in July, placing second overall and winning first place in design.
MIT Hyperloop II was ranked #1 for a U.S. university team and also garnered the Innovation Award in the annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. The competition was won by Technical University of Munich, a team which attained a top speed through the tunnel of 288 mph. The MIT Hyperloop II team was the only air-levitated pod at the competition.
Edgerton instructor, Ed Moriarty, his dog Rookie, and students in the summer Engineering Design Workshop were featured in an episode of On Campus Radio: Summertime Workshops, a WGBH podcast, hosted by Aaron Schechter. Listen at 13:45 seconds in.
“What I’m trying to do here is have it that the student’s opinion matters and their decisions matter. We learn from them; this is much more of a collaboration,” Moriarty said.
– Camilla M. Brinkman, Edgerton Center