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.
We award two $2000 scholarships each year to incoming UConn School of Engineering first-year (freshman) engineering, who participated in the First Robotics Competition, and have a recommendation from a First Robotics team mentor.
Application Name: FIRST Robotics Scholarship for First-Year Engineering Students 2023-2024 Cohort.
Opens on CommunityForce on January 1, 2023 & closes on March 31, 2023
The Husky Robotics Invitational (HRI) will take place June 17, 2023 on the UConn Campus, at McHugh Hall. 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.
ECE and the Armored Artemises invite FTC teams to participate in this off-season event, explore the University of Connecticut and learn more about the new Robotics undergraduate program plus scholarships for First alumni.
Learn more about the Husky Robotics Invitational.