As a global leader in robotics and engineering, Kettering University has taken its love of robotics to the next level and is building a 250 pound robot, "Mad Dog."
Kettering University's Combat Robotics team has more than 20 active members. Some members work on the robot, while others work on marketing, design or other tasks such as the logistics of ordering parts and managing the budget. When finished, the robot will weigh about 250 pounds and be 4 feet long, 1.5 feet wide and 1 foot tall.
In early 2021, the team applied to become part of the TV show Battlebots. They made it through the first round of applicants and while not selected for this year's season, the team was encouraged by the producers to try again for the 2022 season.