Our team provides UW students the opportunity to develop their skills as part of a large interdisciplinary science, engineering and business project. We turn our member’s passion for robotics, space, science and engineering into skills and experience, providing a unique opportunity for UW students to become well-rounded experienced engineers.
Husky Robotics at the University of Washington competes in two international competitions each year which are a part of the Rover Challenge Series, including competitions in Asia, Europe, and the Americas with teams from all over the world. To compete, we bring together a team of diverse and motivated students to design, build, and operate a sophisticated mock Mars Rover.
We design all aspects of the rover ourselves, as Husky Robotics is comprised of 7 different subsystems: Arm, Science, Chassis, Manufacturing, Software, Electronics and Business. To remain competitive, we incorporate composite materials, machine learning, and computer vision in our rover. Joining our team is an engineering, design, and manufacturing challenge most students do not encounter in their academic careers. In our most recent competition, we placed 2nd in the world. This success was attributed to iterating on our unique rover design, improving our mechanical and control systems, and significantly optimizing our team organization, software prototyping, and manufacturing processes.
Students can join during the Fall/Winter quarter and can apply on our website.