Nov 29 2010
National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has honored Daniel Messina, a student of Catholic Regional College in Sydenham, with NECA Electrotechnology School Student Award, for developing a bomb disposal robot.
Messina won the first place under the innovation category. The bomb disposal robot had a built-in camera and detectors for identifying color and nearness. The robot can be controlled remotely using laptop and Bluetooth technology.
Wayne Rodrigues from the same college came in the second place for developing a milling machine which can be controlled by a computer. The machine was developed based on electrical, mechanical and computer engineering technologies.
Mr. Alistair Dwyer, National Judge of the NECA Electrotechnology School Student Awards, has stated that the bomb disposal robot was a remarkable accomplishment of creativity and electronic design. He mentioned that he had never judged such an innovative project ever before. He said that the robust robot can function effectively in today’s battleground and this innovative robot depicts how students transform their knowledge to solve real-time issues.
Mr. James Tinslay, Chief Executive Officer of NECA, appreciated the quality of projects and outstanding designs by the students. He mentioned that the future of Australia’s electrotechnology segment is in secure hands.