Midwestern Robotics Design Competition (MRDC) is a yearly robotics competition held at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign among different colleges and universities in the Midwest. MRDC is an objective-based and timed competition, and the rules vary each year. Compared to most robotics competitions, either land and aerial robots (drones) can be entered. Every last day of the event, the team has the option to join the Demolition Round where there is only one goal – Stay Alive; Destroy Robots. MRDC was EDT’s first and longest-running competition since the organization’s inception, and also the competition where the organization gets the most of its awards and achievements. 

This year, the Engineering Design Team will join the competition with three teams:

  • Stella (Land Robot) – Damien Gilbert (Captain), Denisse Manzanilla Reyna (Co-Captain)
  • Artois (Demolition Robot) – Kaleb Vicary-Rzab (Captain)
  • AiR (Aerial Robot) – Mohammad Mohammad (Captain)

If you’re interested in participating in any teams, come to our meeting or talk to the captain.

Meeting Schedule:

  • Stella: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:00 pm
  • Artois: Tuesday, and Thursday at 5:00 pm
  • AiR: Thursday at 6:00 pm