Student Competitive Robotics Team

Student Competitive Robotics Team

An award winning student-led team for designing and building autonomous robots to compete in national and international robotics competitions and mentoring high school students to build robots with the FIRST Robotics program.

Responsibilities

Organiser: A leadership role in organising logistics, purchasing, fundraising, sponsorship and outreach.
Hardware Leader: A major role in designing and building innovative hardware for world class competitive robots, as well as developing
the skills of other students.
Software Leader: A major role in developing innovative software for world class competitive robots, as well as developing the skills of
other students.
Outreach Leader: A leadership role in developing educational robotics programs and platforms for school students, as well as
mentoring students interested in STEM fields.

How to get involved

Application dates and forms can be found at: www.first.unsw.edu.au 

Positions

  • Organiser
  • Hardware Leader
  • Software Leader
  • Outreach Leader

Training

Students are trained by experienced students as well as academics and industry experts in practical and economical engineering design and manufacturing.
Students are taught on the job to use the best practice software, electronic, mechanical and management tools and techniques that are used in industry today.

Duration

An ongoing commitment of approximately 200 hours over the course of the year.


Accreditation

Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity

Community volunteering, Competitions, Student led teams

Provider of activity

UNSW Engineering

Interest area

IT & web development

Skills required and/or developed

Academic & scholarly skills, Critical & analytical thinking, Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Event & project management, Leadership, Organisational & time management, Team work & networking, Writing & editing


Contacts and more information

Provider

Competitive Robotics Group

Contact

Stephanie Lowe 

Email

engprojects@unsw.edu.au 

Visit

http://www.robotics.unsw.edu.au/competitive/

For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.