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Course 2.70 Introduction to Design Competition—Woodie Flowers (1981)

"Introduction to Design" Challenge, led by Professor Woodie Flowers

"Introduction to Design" Challenge, led by Professor Woodie Flowers

Professor Woodie Flowers, of the MIT Mechanical Engineering department, hosts the 1981 competition for the his famous "Introduction to Design" class -- perhaps MIT's most influential engineering course. The challenge is described in the syllabus: to  design and build a robotic system for putting a round peg in a square hole, while a competing system tries to put another peg into the same hole. Known originally as Course 2.70, this particular year's competition was called "The MIT Arms Race."

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