Members

We are mostly undergraduate and graduate students in CS, EE, CpE & ME, but we also have members from other majors as we are open to all WSU students who are interested in robotics.

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Weekly Meeting

5:30pm to 7:00 pm on Thursdays
Dana Hall 3, Intelligent Robot Learning Laboratory

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The Experience

The club provides a collaborative and hands-on experience in planning, building, and programming robots. We also offer basic to advanced tutorials relative to robotics. We also strive to engage our local community in robotics.

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How you can help

We are a diverse group of passionate students who are driven by imagination and creativity. And we all have one thing in common — We love and enjoy building robots! But in order to do so, we need your help so we can continue to provide this collaborative space.

If you would like to support and help us, please donate using this link: Give to WSU Robotics Club. If the donation is intended for a specific project, please write it under comments. Your donation will be used to buy the parts necessary to build robots. However small the amount is, your donation will have a significant impact to all members of the club. Also, significant donations will have their logo and name featured in our website's Sponsors page.

For other form of gifts or donations, please email us at wsu.roboticsclub@gmail.com.

Latest Posts

An Exciting New Feature for the Club

An Exciting New Feature for the Club

The Robotics Club is proud to announce an exciting new feature in the IRL Lab (Intelligent Robotics Learning Laboratory). We often are so engrossed in our projects that we forget to take a step back to photograph or record what we are doing. It would be perfect if there was a way to automatically record our work so that we can share with others the progress of our projects and the processes required to make our robots come to life. We needed some sort of camera to capture all the detail, and our club obtained one HD security camera from 123 Security Cameras.

While testing our IP 2 Megapixel Dome Camera, we found it ideal for our purposes because its high-definition imagery can help us properly identify faces. The quality of video produced by the camera will also result in great footage of the cool things we do here that we can share with those on campus and around the world!

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IP 2 Megapixel Dome Camera

After testing our first camera and learning more about the technology it was only a matter of hours that we realized how useful these IP cameras can be for us. Having even more resolution than 1080P would be beneficial as we have small tools and parts that sometimes find a way to walk away. Sometimes we find that our tools have been misused, which can result in permanent damage. Of course this damage is not intentional, but we find it difficult to make responsible persons aware of proper procedures. So we did our research and found these IP cameras up to 5 megapixels from CCTV Camera World that we will be using to help maintain our equipment. 5 Megapixel cameras are able to provide even higher resolution video that affords the ability to zoom in and recognize small detail better than 1080p cameras. Now we can help ensure that our equipment and tools remain useful for years to come. In addition, it will help us track down tools that have been borrowed, but forgotten to be returned.

We also discovered that these security cameras were also great for uses other than security. They have built-in web servers that can provide video over a RTSP stream which can be injected in to virtually any application. We plan to use one of the cameras with Open Broadcaster Software for live streaming our club meetings and work nights.

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Robotics Workshop for Girl Scouts

According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, statistics shows that in 2014, while women takes 41% of the total U.S. Workforce — there are only 25% in the computer and mathematical sciences while only 13% are in engineering. Thus the club wants to reach out to such community to educate and empower, especially young girls as they represent the future for the STEM field.

The Robotics Club organized a Robotics Workshop together with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho that was well attended with 41 girl scouts. The club used the Robotics Workshop as a tool to show these young ladies what they can build or make even at a very young age. The workshop provided hands-on tutorials on building simple circuits, building a basic DC motor, and build Lego robots. They also got to experience flying quadrotors and had a tour WSU’s Frank Innovation Zone where they got to see different types of 3D printers in action.

Although the club spearheaded the planning and organization of this event, we also had volunteers from the Society of Women Engineers and Robosub of the Palouse.

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For the Robotics Rover Team. Might be an interesting paper to read. It's a chapter that surveys the result of 7 teams that competed in University Rover Challenge 2017.

github.com/danielsnider/ros-rover/blob/master/Book%20Chapter%20-%20University%20Rover%20Challenge...
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Voiland College Internship Panel Discussion with Google, SEL, PACCAR, and Ch2MHill. Tuesday, 9/12, 5:30 p.m., Stephenson Hall Game/Rec room. ... See MoreSee Less

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Adrian Ionut shared Robochallenge's event to the group: Robotics Club. ... See MoreSee Less

Robochallenge Romania 2017

November 3, 2017, 6:00pm - November 5, 2017, 10:00am

Are you ready to participate in the greatest robotics competition in Romania? We invite you between the 3rd and 5th of November 2017 in Bucharest at the10th edition of the International Robotics Com...

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For those who participated in the PID control tutorial and were having problems with the chipKit uc32 and MacOS, if you downgrade to version 1.6.11 of the ArduinoIDE, all those problems go away. ... See MoreSee Less

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It is some kind of puppet but super hilarious! Robot Prank ... See MoreSee Less

Robot Prank ... Wait for it 😂😂 Credit :MagicofRahat (YouTube Link In The Comments) ➡ Like our page for MORE videos! LOL For No Reason At All - - - - - - - - Please share this UNILAD UNILAD G...

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End of Year Presentations

April 27, 2017, 5:30pm

Come see what the Robotics Club has been up to all year as the teams present on their projects

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The Robotics Club has held our elections for the new officers for the 2017-2018 school year.

Your new officers are:

President:
Jensen Reitz

Vice President:
Brandon Townsend

Secretary:
Blake Peters

Treasurer:
Austin Craigie

All of these new officers have been outstanding members and/or officers of your club and will continue to do outstanding work in the new year.

Congratulations to all of our new officers on their new roles!
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