Robotics Club hold its first meeting of the Fall on September 3rd at the Intelligent Robot Learning Laboratory (IRL Lab). It was a well-attended meeting with over 60 students. The meeting was hosted by the club’s president, Austin Bonnes, who is a Mechanical Engineering student. The rest of the club officers were also present in the meeting. The meeting started with an opening from the president, who talked about what the club is about, what it offers, and what it expects from its members. Kayl Coulston, a CS student and the club’s Community Outreach officer shortly talked about the club’s past community outreach programs and the plans for this year. Gabriel de la Cruz, a CS graduate student then talked about the tutorials the club are planning to do this semester.
The club also introduce the newest addition to its advisory board, our club’s new co-adviser Dr. John Swensen, who is a new professor at the ME Department. Also present is Dr. Kshitij Jerath, who is also a new professor in the ME Department who will help mentor the club.
The president went on to talked about the different projects planned this year which includes: Mars Rover, Robotic Arm, Battlebot, Medical Robot, and Beer Pong Robot. The team leaders for each project were given the opportunity to pitch to the club’s new members about their respective project and why they should join their team. New members were then given the opportunity to go around to meet with each team project to allow them to select and join a project(s) they were interested in.
The club would like to thank the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for providing beverages for the event.