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IGVC

Over the years EDT has developed reliable systems for tele-operation of their bots. After dabbling with fully autonomous at[...]

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JSDC

Jerry Sander’s Design Competition, is a college level tele-robotics competition. It takes place at UIUC annually in conjunction with[...]

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RMC

EDT has set up a group driven project to compete in NASA’s Annual Lunar Robotics Mining competition. In this pursuit[...]

Who We Are

About Us

In September 2000, the Engineering Design Team (EDT) was created by a group of UIC undergraduate engineering students whose interests were grounded in technology and robotics. The club was designed to give students a chance to use their engineering knowledge to design and build robots in order to achieve a set of goals while competing against other teams.

Since robotics incorporates a wide variety of engineering disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, the club soon became very diverse, with numerous young men and women with a variety engineering and non-engineering backgrounds joining the ranks. When students join EDT they can expect to become part of an active and capable team that holds a strong passion for what they do. The overall experience and knowledge that they gain not only nurtures their passion to excel as UIC students, but also helps them develop professional engineering attitudes.

Gain valuable experience as engineers

Develop leadership and communication skills

Expand students’ knowledge of numerous engineering disciplines

Reinforce the strong reputation of the UIC College of Engineering

Work on many varying multi-disciplinary projects

Promote STEM to the community and our peers

 

2013-2014 Competition Highlights

2nd place in Engineering Design at IGVC

1st Place (Team Richard) and 3rd Place (Team GlaDos) at JSDC

“Most Single Round Points” award (Team Richard) and “Most Minimalist” award (Team GlaDos) at JSDC

First Time Competitor at NASA Robotic Mining Competition, 17th out of 36 teams

2013-2014 Operating Highlights

Increased team membership by 45 people

Diverse membership spanning the Honors College, Tau Beta Pi, Tau Sigma, Eta Kappa Nu, and Alpha Eta Mu Beta

Sponsorship from AMD, Motorola, NVidia, SICK Sensors, SolidWorks, and NASA

Participated in Project Lead The Way (PLTW), High School/Middle School/Elementary School Outreach Events

Gain hands on experience in engineering design, leadership, communication, and teamwork.

Make modifications to prepare for next years NASA Robotic Mining Competition

Increase ranking in the Navigation Competition of IGVC 2014

Continue our strong showing at Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition

Showcase competition robots at E-Week, EXPO

Continue to create a better experience for our members

Establish an open curriculum for introductory robotics

Continue developing design skills in all areas of engineering

Increase our outreach efforts to further promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

00-01 First year at JSDC. The task was unscrewing light bulbs.

01-02 Bocci-Bob (later known as Thor) at JSDC. Task was bowling & bocci balls.

02-03 Moto-Bob and Scarab at JSDC. Task was balloons.

03-04 Ares taken to JSDC. Task was tetris pieces. EDT secured their current shop space.

04-05 Ares and Thor (Bob 2.0) at JSDC. Task was picking up foam balls. EDT won most creative award for Ares.

05-06 Ares and Thor. Thor was the first fully autonomous robot at JSDC. Task was picking up foam balls. Ares wins first place, Thor was most innovate.

06-07 EDT’s first time at IGVC with Achilles.
Took Ares, Thor, Odin, and Loki to JSDC. Task was hula hoops and Frisbees. Ares-3rd, Thor-4th.

07-08 IGVC – Achilles.
Ares, Thor, Odin, and Loki to JSDC. Task was  hoops and Frisbees again. Ares-1st Thor-4th.

08-09 IGVC – EDT Qualifies for the first time!
Took Ares, Thor, Odin, and Kronos to JSDC. Task was balloons.  Kronos-2nd, Odin-Demo Champion.

10-11 3rd Place at JSDC with Raijin, and Good Sportsmanship Award with Sephiroth. Task was foam balls
IGVC – Kratos and Enyo

11-12 Task at JSDC was foam balls
JSDC 1st Place – Sepiroth
JSDC 2nd Place + Demolition Champion – Raijin
IGVC – Kratos

12-13 IGVC – EDT Qualifies for the second time! They also took home 3rd in Engineering Design, 15th in JAUS, and 22nd in Auto-Nav. This earned them 8th Place overall, an EDT PR!
First place at JSDC with Thanatos. Lamashtu wins Demolition Champion.

13-14 Task at JSDC was cones and soccer balls
JSDC 1st Place – Team Richard + “Most Single Round Points”
JSDC 3rd Place – Team GlaDos + “Most Minimalist”
RMC 17th out of 36 – Hushpuppy
IGVC 7th out of 50 + 2nd Place Engineering Design – Scipio

Returning Members

AlexanderNicholasEESenior
AmerOmarBioEJunior
ArguellesNicholasEESenior
ChouAndyMESenior
DelcourtJustinMEJunior
GorskiPaulMESenior
GuzaPatrycjaMESenior
KrysikSaraMEJunior
LeeChrisMEJunior
MalakiLeslieMESenior
MedskerMichaelCESenior
MikrutPiotrEEJunior
OyeyemiJedidiahEEJunior
QuinnZachEESenior
RaghavanRaoulEEJunior
RaubaDominickCEJunior
ReformadoKrystianMEJunior
SabinoJohnCEJunior
SubeiBasheerBioESenior
WyderskiBartMEJunior

New Members

BaileyMichaelMEJunior
BatianorskiAlexMEFreshman
BudolakDanielMESophmore
ChanDanielMESophmore
GebisKrystianCEFreshman
HartmanWillMESenior
HashimMuhammadMESophmore
HuxholdKevinMESenior
JiangChaoCEJunior
JiangJinMESophmore
KellyMatthewEESenior
LawDavidEESenior
LiJayMESophmore
LipinskiAshleyMESophmore
LollNathanMESenior
MasseyJasenMEMasters
Mueller-SimTimMEJunior
PableAndrewEEFreshman
PatelParthMEJunior
PatelAkshayPhysicsFreshman
RichterFlorianEEFreshman
TarchalaWojciechCEJunior
WangJonathanCESenior
WesaDaleCESophmore
WongTianaBioESophmore

Motivation. Passion. Team Work.

Meet Our Officers
Miloš Žefran
Faculty Advisor

Professor Miloš Žefran received diploma degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics in 1989 and 1992 respectively, and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1992, all from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He received a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 and 1996 respectively. Since Summer 1999 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he is currently an associate professor.

Jasen Massey
President
John Sabino
Vice President
Tim Mueller-Sim
Treasurer
Dale Wesa
Secretary
Meet Our Captains
Robert Gebis
Head Software/Hardware Development Alumni
Krystian Gebis
IGVC
Michael Bailey
NASA-RMC
Bart Wyderski
JSDC - GLaDOS
Dominick Rauba
JSDC - Richard
Kevin Huxhold
JSDC - Lamashtu
News
DCM
EDT Visits DuPage Children’s Museum on March 25, 2014!

Chicago EDT had a blast talking to some young engineers at the DuPage Children’s Museum! Jerry Sanders Design Competition first-placer[...]

EDT at JSDC 2014
EDT Takes First at JSDC 2014!

Another year and another victory for UIC’s Engineering Design Team (EDT)! This year, not only has EDT taken 1st and[...]

3-22-14 - Testing Encoders 2
Testing RMC’s drive motor encoders

John Sabino and Tim Mueller-Sim are testing Jimchael Bueller-Bino’s motor encoders, in preparation for the installation and wiring of our[...]

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