Competing in a field like robotics requires an entire team. Our team of 30 students and 9 mentors is divided into sub-groups that each specialize in a field.
We often compare our team’s structure to the human body. The Programming, Fabrication, and Electronics sub-groups are the skeleton and muscle of the team and provide the foundation for us to build a robot and compete. Our operations, design, and brand management sub-groups are the nervous system of the team. They provide us with an identity, allows us to have creative expression, and keep the team running. All of our sub-groups are necessary for the success of the team. Together all of our sub-groups work to create one body, one team that embodies and reflects all of us.
The Design sub-group utilizes computer-aided design (CAD) software to 3-D model custom parts and mechanisms for our robot. This sub-group is also in charge of operating and maintaining all of our inhouse precision machines such as the 3D printer and laser engraver.