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EDT Takes Home Awards!

March 13-14th, 2015 Chicago Engineering Design Team competed at the Jerry Sanders Design Competition at the University of Illinois at[...]

EDT Visits DuPage Children’s Museum for Robot Mania!

Chicago EDT visited the DuPage Children’s Museum on November 7, 2014 to partake in Family Fun Friday Night: Robot Mania! EDT[...]

DRO Install on our Bridgeport Mill

Over the course of a few days, and with the gracious help of our alumni, EDT was able to install[...]

2014 Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition – 2nd Place in Design!

The results are out, and EDT has been awarded 2nd place in the Design portion of the competition. 2014 IGVC[...]

Chicago EDT Qualified in our First Year at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition!

After several setbacks earlier in the week, including a failed motor on our digging mechanism and an improperly set watchdog[...]

First Run with our Build for the 2014 Robotic Mining Competition

  It’s been a very busy past few months, but we finally have all the mechanical components (roughly) in place.[...]


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


Midwestern Robotics Design Competition, is a college level tele-robotics competition. It takes place at UIUC annually in conjunction with their[...]


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 of 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


2014-2015 Competition Highlights

3rd place Overall at NASA Robotic Mining Competition 2015

3rd Place (Team GlaDos) and 4th Place (Team Pandora) at JSDC

2014-2015 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

High School/Middle School/Elementary School Outreach Events

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

Make modifications to get first place for NASA Robotic Mining Competition 2016

Complete robot rebuild for IGVC 2016

Continue our strong showing at Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition

Continue to create a better experience for our members

Continue developing design skills in all areas of engineering

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

Plan and carry out an international outreach event

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

JSDC 3rd Place – Team GlaDos
JSDC 4rd Place – Team Pandora
RMC 3rd out of 46 – SuruS

Returning Members

Mahmood (Dhruvo)NasifEEJunior

New Members

Rojas CaneloLauraMEFreshman

Motivation. Passion. Teamwork.

Meet Our Officers
Miloš Žefran
Faculty Advisor
Muhammad Hashim
Esteban Gaucin
Vice President / Com-Bot Captain
Kevin Huxhold
Secretary / Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition Captain
Meet Our Captains
Mateusz Kubak
Robotic Mining Competition Captain
Lisa Soderlind
MidWestern Robotics Design Competition-Captain-Team Sherman
Hassan Ali
Midwestern Robotic Design Competition-Captain-Team Glados
Mohammed Arshad
Midwestern Robotic Design Competition-Captain-Team Pandora
Matt Lassak
Midwestern Robotic Design Competition- Captain-Team SIMPLE
Kevin Huxhold
Secretary / Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition Captain