HURC has an application process at the beginning of every semester. The one in the fall is more extensive and geared towards newcomers to the world of robotics. In the fall, we run introductory workshops to get new members up to speed on technical skills. The spring application process is geared more towards experienced members, as we don't run workshops then. Both processes start off with introductory meetings, which will be announced over our mailing list and Facebook page. We do accept very motivated or experienced students into the club outside of the application process as well, so it's never too late to apply!
In the beginning of the fall semester, we run workshops that are meant to introduce the different engineering disciplines to our new members. We run CS/EE and ME workshops. Prospective members attend at least one of these, but are free to attend both. To facilitate inter-disciplinary engineering, students are encouraged to attend the workshop in the area in which they are the least experienced.
The workshops culminate in a final project comp project, where students work in small teams over two weeks on a small project that combines CS, EE and ME. This project gives incoming members experience building a pretty cool robot so that they can be more successful on their project teams. You do not necessarily have to have a working robot by the end of the Comp to join HURC, but you must show that you have put in the necessary effort (attending build sessions, working with your group, etc.). The 2017 Comp project is a Line Following robot!
We are looking for devoted members who are excited about a project and eager to learn and build part of the robot. Each week, club members are expected to attend an hour-long team meeting and to spend over 3 hours working on building, design, or research.
Suggested concurrent or previous study in any of the following:
EE: ES50 / ES52
CS: CS50 / CS51 / CS61
OR: Any other robotics and engineering experience
Previous engineering is not required. A willingness to work hard is!
All prospective members must fill out this application. After you've submitted it, we will get back to you.