The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees has approved a new undergraduate major in Robotics Engineering open to prospective and existing students starting in Fall 2022. UConn will be one of only two U.S. research-active universities to offer a major in Robotics Engineering. The major is focused on the design, construction, and operation of robots. While popular fiction brings to mind talking and walking machines, a broader definition of a robot is a machine that is capable of autonomously carrying out complex actions. Robotics is a growing field that has applications in a number of commercial areas including healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, maintenance, surveillance, amongst others.
Questions about UConn's Robotics Program can be directed to Shalabh Gupta, Robotics Program Coordinator and Faculty member - firstname.lastname@example.org.
We award two $2,000 scholarships each year to incoming UConn College of Engineering first-year (freshman) students, who participated in the First Robotics Competition, and have a recommendation from a First Robotics team mentor. Congratulations to FIRST Robotics and FIRST Tech Challenge Scholarship Winners for 2023-2024:
Applications are open on CommunityForce, and close on May 1, 2024!
High school students program robots for an obstacle avoidance competition in ECE's Robotics Engineering Pre-College Summer program. Learn more about the program offerings at the UConn Pre-College Summer website.
The Husky Robotics Invitational (HRI) took place in June 2023 on the UConn Campus. HRI is a First Tech Challenge (FTC) competition co-sponsored by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) and FTC Team 16008, The Armored Artemises.