About

  • Competitions

    • Robotathon: A RAS hosted and organized event, in which several teams compete to complete several checkpoints through the use of their robots. More on the competition can be found here.
    • Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC): An outdoor autonomous navigation and vision challenge with over 40 universities from around the world, held in Michigan. Here's a link to the RAS IGVG Blog!
    • IEEE Region V – Robotics: A robotics competition with over 40 universities around the southwest states, usually held at different university each year. Here is the most recent competition's rules.
    • Convention for Unconventional Robotic Movement (CURM): A RAS hosted and organized event, in which indivudials create robots to simulate walking or crawling. More on the competition can be found here.
    • SparkFun AVC: An autonomous robotics competition, several teams compete to race around a track, avoiding obstacles and other robots. Most recent rules can be found here.
    • Mercury Robotics Competition: This is a description of the competition. More on the competition can be found here.
    • DPRG RoboRama: A small scale robotics competition with various levels of robot challenges held in Dallas, Texas.
    • Red Bull Creation: An innovation competition putting makers, hackers, and inventors against each other to create anything they please.
    • FIRST Robotics: Our members volunteer for 6 weeks to mentor high school students in the FIRST Robotics Competition.
    • BEST Robotics: Our members volunteer for 6 weeks to mentor high school students in the BEST Robotics Competition.
  • Outreach Events

    • The Austin Children’s Museum: demonstrating our robots and describing the engineering problem solving process to children attending their robot camps
    • Anderson High School Robotics: mentoring their robotics team in BEST, FIRST, and other robotics competitions.
    • The College of Engineering at UT Austin: various outreach events, including Explore UT, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, and work with Cheryl Farmer, Senior Program Coordinator – Engineering Education Outreach.
  • Social Events

    • Spring Loaded Trampoline Park
    • Hot Lava Obstacle Course
    • Board Game Nights
    • Austin Paintball
  • Awards

    • 2007: IGVC JAUS Level 1 Award; BlastyRAS, IEEE Region V – 5th Best Run – Whiny 1.1, FIRST – Rookie All-Star Award, Nationals Qualification -TinMan
    • 2006: IGVC – Highest Rookie Score – RASlow, IEEE Region V – Final Qualification, 4th Highest Score – Whiny, DPRG – Outdoor Long Haul, 2nd Place – RASlow, BEST – BEST Mentor Award
    • 2005: DPRG – RoboRama, 2nd Place
    • 2004: IEEE Region V – Finals Qualification – Kim Smith