Aaron T. McGinley, of Williamsport, created a virtual version of chess for his senior project at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Majoring in automation engineering technology: robotics and automation, McGinley connected his game to a Kuka industrial robot that arranges plastic pieces on wooden chessboards to mimic the on-screen action. Following graduation, McGinley is scheduled to begin work as a controls technician at The Boston Beer Co. near Allentown.
WILLIAMSPORT — A Pennsylvania College of Technology electronics student used a game synonymous with skill to showcase his automation and robotics acumen.
For his senior project, Aaron T. McGinley, of Williamsport, created a virtual version of chess that allows a robot to mimic the game. Users play via a computer screen and a Kuka industrial robot picks up and arranges 3D pieces on wooden chessboards to reflect the…