Are you interested in robotics and are thinking about joining our association or are you interested in what we do? Below you can find more on what the RSA can offer you and what we expect from our members.
The association is located in the attic of RoboHouse where we have an office space, a general area, a workshop, and a storage room. The attic can be accessed throughout the day and will be the main location for organizing events. Our office is a great place to study or to discuss your projects with likeminded students. The workshop and storage room facilities are available to our members to work on their personal or group projects.
The RSA will be organizing many events, some are listed below.
Borrels are organized every two weeks (alternating Monday and Wednesday) and are a great time to hang out with friends or meet fellow robotics enthusiasts. Some of these borrels will also be interest drinks were we will invite certain studies who are interested in robotics or were you can bring friends who might be interested in the association. We will also present interesting robotics projects which are open for application.
The RSA would not be called the ROBOTICS student association if we wouldn't organize robotics related events. That's why we plan on having a lot of hackathons, were groups of students try to build a robot in a limited amount of time to accomplish a certain goal. You are free to compose your own group and we will organize the hackathon such that you don't need group members from every study (although interdisciplinary teams do have an advantage).
During lunch time, you will have to opportunity to join lunch lectures and discussions. Robotics related topics / companies will be presented during lunch lectures where you can ask questions or simply have a information rich lunch. During the discussions, multiple companies or student projects will talk about a common topic while you listen or join the discussion.
Some other activities we organize are, e.g., game nights and excursions. The occasional game nights are a great deal of fun were our members compete in ping pong tournaments, board games, or other competition based games. During the excursions we will visit robotics related companies to get a behind the scenes look at what they are doing. This is a great time to learn more about working at these companies or get inspiration for, e.g., manufacturing processes.
The RSA Newsletter is a weekly publication by TU Delft's Robotics Student Association. It contains hand-picked recent developments and latest news about robotics and adjacent fields. The Newsletter is open for submissions, whether project demonstrations or presentations on an interesting topic.
The RSA wants their members to be as active as possible. Either by joining a project or a committee. This is of course not mandatory, you can also just join if you want to have a fun time surrounded by fellow robotics enthusiasts.
The RSA wants to support your projects. We do this by giving you access to our workshop where you can work on your project as well as our storage room to safely store your materials.
You also have the possibility to join an existing project. More information about the projects we are currently associated with can be found on the projects page. These teams will also present their projects during borrels where they will answer any questions you might have. If you want to start a new project and need inspiration, we organize brainstorm sessions for new members where we come up with project ideas together. This is also a great time to learn what other members are interested in and maybe start a project together.
The Workshop committee (WoCo) is concerned with the workshop, event space and storage facilities. You will work on getting the workshop more tools, safety rules, repairs and cool posters. The storage room needs to be organized so projects can store their hardware, as well as materials that can be used for future projects. Automation of general tasks is also included.
The Activities committee (Akcie) is concerned with organizing and evaluating activities like excursions and drinks. You’ll find speakers, companies and plan the activities and build up a backlog.
The Communication committee (CommsCo) is concerned with public outreach, establishing new connections, and efficiency of internal communication. It's activities include reaching out to researchers for inviting them to lunch lectures or otherwise engaging them with RSA, and writing and publishing the RSA Newsletter. It is also responsible for the maintenance and updates of the website.
The Projects Committee (ProCo) is concerned with managing RSA projects, organizing hackathons, incentivizing advancements in robotics research and design work in the organization, design review groups and all other technical help.
The Website Committee (WebCo) is responsible for developing and maintaining the website.
More information on our committees and which positions are available, visit the committees page.