Welcome to iRobotics!

iRobotics is UIUC's largest robotics RSO, with focuses on not only competitive robotics, but also community outreach to inspire youth to learn more about STEM fields. We welcome students from all majors to take part!

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We compete in 3 different competitions, of all sorts of shapes and sizes, requiring raw power to delicate manipulation.
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Vex Team A- Robot Design

Team A is working hard on their robot design for this year’s competition, In The Zone. Here is their robot using a tank drive and a modified double reverse four bar lifting system.

Design.Print.Destroy! photos

On September 30th, iRobotics held the second ever Design.Print.Destroy!


Design.Print.Destroy is a 3d printed combotics tournament with a weight limit of 1lb. This event had 5 robots registered:


1st – Lightbringer – Brian Korn – 4 wins


2nd – Kornizontal Spinner V2 – Nick Jew – 3 wins, 1 loss


3rd – Colliebot – Collin Valley – 2 wins, 2 losses


4th – This Isn’t Even My Final Form – Ryan Shulski – 1 win, 3 losses


5th – The Duct Tape Special – iRobotics – 4 losses

The next event will be taking place on December 2nd ; registration details to come later.

Projects Team 2016-2017

Projects Team this year had a blast! From concept drawing on chalkboard to live open house demonstrations, the team has put in a lot of work to create a robotic arm with almost all the degrees of freedom as a regular one. EOH was also success with presentations from Projects, VEX, and Robobrawl (livestream) at our booth. This is farewell from Rock, however the team looks forward to more exciting projects in the future.

Fully Torqued semester wrap-up

The sophomore combotics team had a successful year designing, building, and fighting Danger Zone.


Although it only competed in one match, Danger Zone had several improvements over Trap Mouse, our previous robot. These included a more robust weapon mechanism, a more reliable drivetrain, and more. We have a clear idea of how to improve for next year, and will begin working on our next robot soon!

Senior Combots Wrap-up

The senior team had a great time designing and building BumbleBot v2 this year. The build was completed a bit ahead of schedule leaving plenty of time for testing. Unfortunately, the night before competition our weapon speed controllers fried and corrupted our receiver(s). We stayed up all night successfully replacing and programming new speed controllers for our weapon. Another unfortunate event took place within seconds of our first match when one of our switches shorted causing us to lose communication with the robot. Eventually (after both loses in the tournament) BumbleBot, now dubbed YoloBot, performed up to specifications after a couple grudge matches versus a printer.