The Robotics Society (RoboSoc) is for students of any discipline and skill level, to get involved in building robots for fun and for competition.
Combat Bots, essentially, mini robot wars! Combat Bots is a destructive robot competition. Ant weight division robots are remote controlled in an arena for 3 minute matches. For the £20 society membership you'll recieve: a kit of parts worth £25* with everything you need to get a robot up and running, as well as access to a discord server where we'll be running virtual workshops, and entry to a competition at the end of each semester. We've also planned for a variety of different covid scenarios, to ensure we can smash up robots no matter what.
* if that's not bargain then I don't know what is.
A pilot competition was run during 2019, which you can watch highlights of, and see the rules for more info https://www.robotwars101.org/ants/rules.htm
We have other plans for the society as well, which for the moment we're keeping under wraps, you'll have to get involved to find out more. But for a hint, here's our mission statement.
“Foremost, to ensure society members have an accessible and affordable means to enjoy robotics, via the organisation of the Combat Bots competition. Secondly, to facilitate robotics competition ventures, for members to get involved with larger team projects, developing advanced robots, working in collaboration with faculty and academic staff when possible.”
Check back soon for more events!
01 Oct 2019