Photo gallery: U. students prepare robots for zombie attack, showcase other mechanical designs

Published: Tuesday, April 16 2013 5:05 p.m. MDT

University of Utah mechanical engineering student Spencer Perry, left, shows the team's human-powered vehicle during Design Day in Salt Lake City Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — University of Utah mechanical engineering students tested autonomous robots against invading zombies as one of many class competitions and design projects showcased at the U.'s Mechanical Engineering Design Day on Tuesday.

Other projects included a mechanical leech, an electronic device to help the visually impaired play soccer, racing vehicles and a lunar excavator.

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