We are a team of approximately 30 undergraduates at the California Institute of Technology spanning the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Applied Physics, and more who share a passion for robotics and its applications. Each year we choose a competition in which we participate, to further our skills in the design, fabrication, and implementation of a varity of robots.
In 2011 we chose to enter the NASA/NIA RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops competition in Texas. This competition required us to build a Mars Rover capable of traversing rocky terrain and identifying and capturing colored rocks, all while being controlled by students back in California using a Verizon 4G LTE modem.
The next challenge we chose to tackle was the AUVSI Robosub competition in San Diego of 2014. The selection of this competition was largely based on the unique set of problems its poses to our engineers, as well as its higher complexity, to pose a more formidable challenge to our members.
Our time as a team here has been a challenging and adventure-filled few years. We invite you to come see us compete in San Diego at the Robosub competition in July 2014 and let us share our passion for robotics with you!