Robotics Major

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 -

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Scholarship Opportunity

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:

  • Ayush Patel, Computer Science and Engineering Major
  • Karan Rana, Robotics Engineering Major

Applications are open on CommunityForce, and close on May 1, 2024!

Robotics Engineering Pre-College Summer

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.

UConn's Frost Robotics club builds robots and competes in competitions across the state.

UConn also has a gathering for FIRST Robotics Alumni.

Husky Robotics Invitational

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.

Enjoy a video about Robotics at UConn that show examples of work being done LINKS lab.

Research Labs Related to Robotics