About the MIT Robotics Team
The MIT Robotics Team is a student run group of highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Our diverse group, with majors ranging from Mechanical Engineering to Physics and Aeronautics to Business shares a common passion for the field of robotics.
The team’s purpose is to explore exciting new technology, learn critical skills, and promote the field of robotics through entering a variety of competitions. Unlike many other student teams, the Robotics Team is not formed around any one particular contest. Rather, the team prefers to continually evolve through finding exciting new opportunities for challenge.
The Robotics Team is supported by the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics department, the MIT Edgerton Center and the MIT Lincoln Labs Beaver Works Center. The team uses it’s edgerton space for fabrication and mechanical assembly while the Beaver Works Center provides space for software development and testing.
The MIT Robotics Team was formed in fall of 2013 after a small group of passionate students decided to write proposal for entry into the NASA RASC-AL Robo-Ops competition. Starting off with just a small handful of members, the team went on to finish second in it’s debut competitive entry.
Today, the team numbers approximately 40 undergraduate and graduate members and, for the 2014/2015 competitive season is working on entries for two separate competitions.