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 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 students into the club outside of the application process as well, so it's never too late or early 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 one programming, one circuit, and one mechanical workshop. Prospective members have to attend at least one of these, but are free to attend all three. To faciliate 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 workshop, where students work in teams of 3 on a small project that combines CS, EE and ME.
We are looking for aspiring roboticists who are passionate and eager to learn. Each week, club members are expected to attend an hour-long team meeting and to spend 3-8 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
All prospective members must fill out this application. After you've submitted it, we will get back to you.