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Our 2019 robot, Jessii

The IGVC competition is centered around building the next generation of off-road, all-weather autonomous vehicles. The idea is to create a vehicle and tech stack that can navigate through an obstacle course to given GPS waypoints without human intervention. The map is not known beforehand, and while there are certain obstacles that are commonly used, theoretically anything can be placed onto the course. The competition is scored in three main areas. First is the design of the robot as presented in the TDP (a written report on the vehicle) that is given to industry experts for judging. Next, the team is scored based on their presentation of the robot, including a Q&A from the judges. Finally, the robot is put to the test by trying to navigate the fastest route on the AutoNav course. If multiple robots complete the course, the winner is the robot that completed it in the fastest time. Otherwise, the robot that navigates the farthest is the winner. In other words, speed is second to safety.

Meeting Times

We meet in the Student Competition Center (575 14th St). If you are working in the machine shop or mechanical room you will need to wear closed-toe shoes and a t-shirt (no long sleeves). Bring a hair tie if needed.

  • Wednesdays 6:30PM to 9PM
  • Sundays 4PM to 7PM

Current Leadership

  • Project Manager: Maxwell Hoem
  • Mechanical Lead: Galen Tunnicliffe
  • Electrical Lead: Somil Joshi
  • Software Lead: David Calderon
  • Science Lead: Tanishq Moondra



Important Dates

  • May 29 - June 1, 2024: 2024 University Rover Challenge

Past Competitions

Bot Competition Years Versions Design Reports
Jessi 2018 - 2019 Jessi, Jessii, Jessiii
Woodi 2017 See Jaymi Jaymi's design report was submitted for Woodi.
Jaymi 2016 See Woodi Jaymi Design Report
Misti (IGVC) 2013 - 2015 Misti, Mistii
Roxi 2011-2012 Roxi, Roxii
Jeanni 2010 Jeani Jeani Design Report
Candi 2007 - 2009 Candi, Candii, Candiii
Trixxie 2006 Trixxie Trixxie Design Report
Buzzbot 2003 - 2004 Buzzbot, Buzzbot II

Gallery of Past Robots

The Year of No Robot

In 2005, a year of transition, RoboJackets lacked the manpower to send a team to competition.

Subteam Resources

IGVC Electrical

  • Overview

The IGVC Electrical Team focuses on the development of a high-power motor control system with various other subsystems for other forms of robot control. Motor control is centered around an mbed LPC1768 development board who handles Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) and light control.

  • Training info


  • Overview
  • Training info


  • Overview
  • Training info