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Robotics Club

SDSU Robotics Club Logo


The South Dakota State University Robotics Club is one of the largest and fastest growing student organizations on campus. The club has an Autonomous Snowplow Team, NASA Robotic Mining Competition Team, 3D printing division, and an autonomous battle bot competition that the club is hosting.  The club has an Autonomous Sprayer Team, Collegiate Combat Team, Autonomous Battle Bots competition that the club hosts, and a 3D printing division. There are numerous opportunities for students to gain experience and work on projects relating to the robotics field.


Awards and Achievements

In 2018, the Robotics Club won first place in the division for the spark fun autonomous vehicle competition.

The following year the Club was the Grand Champion of the Land O’ Lakes Bot Shot Competition.

SDSU Robotics Club at Land O' Lakes Bot Shot Competition
SDSU Robotics Club at Land O' Lakes Bot Shot Competition
SDSU Robotics Club at Land O' Lakes Bot Shot Competition
SDSU Robotics Club at Land O' Lakes Bot Shot Competition

3D Printing

The Club also has a 3D printing division located in Daktronics Engineering Hall, Room 061..

Battle Bots

The robotics club will be hosting a battle-bots competition this spring.

Autonomous Sprayer

The autonomous sprayer project involves retrofitting a new Ryobi electric mower with a navigational system using a microcontroller, GPS, and radio communication. The finished project will be able to spray vineyards autonomously using GPS location and obstacle detection. The project is funded by the SARE grant which was presented to us by SDSU alum Jerome Natzel.

Collegiate Combat

The robotics club will be attending a collegiate combat/battle bots competition in the spring."

General Meetings

Mondays at 7:00pm in Crothers Engineering Hall, room 204.  General business of the operation of the club is shared along with project updates.

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 969 1506 5421

Robotic Club Officers - 2022
Left to right
Front row:  Evenson, Aman, Gruber.  Back row: Rasmussen, Mittelstadt.

2022 Officers

President: Sarah Aman

Vice President of Communications: Hailey Gruber       

Vice President of Finance: Halley Evenson

Recruitment and Retainment Officer: Luke Rasmussen

Facilities Officer: Martin Mittelstadt     

Advisers: Mr. Jason Sternhagen, Dr. Kim Nguyen