Katie and Jodie, who are both studying for a BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering, are long-standing fans of the show and will be one of the few all-female teams to have taken on the challenge with their robot ‘Ms Nightshade’.
Speaking about her experience Katie said: “It was an honour to represent the University of Brighton and also to promote female engineers. I worked on the design and Jodie and I collaborated on putting our robot together. I knew I wanted our robot to be different and something that had not been seen on the programme before and to be able to defend itself and attack from all angles.
“The biggest challenge was managing our time to meet the deadlines for the project whilst continuing to focus on our courses. We really underestimated the time needed to build and test the robot, but got there in the end.”