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The Robotics Society is a welcoming space for people of all abilities to come together and build robots!


Aberystwyth Robotics Society


Image of Robotics Society and AU Outreach at Beach Lab
Robotics Society and AU Outreach at Beach Lab, June 2023

We’re a student society devoted to making friends and working with those who share a common interest in robotics.


Throughout the academic year we meet weekly to show-off what we've been working on and to help each other out with whatever challenges we may be facing that week. We have close links with university outreach, being involved in numerous events including the weekly after-school robotics club and the annual science week, a great opportunity for those interested in going into teaching. We also regularly get involved with beach lab (pictured above) where we show off what we've been working on to thousands of members of the public. 


Do I have what it takes?


There's zero experience required to join our society, just enthusiasm! We all learn as we go along, in an open, collaborative environment.

Why you should join us

Members of our society have the opportunity to work alone or collaboratively on robotics projects of any skill level while being supported by university staff and other society members.

You will have the opportunity to develop skills in:

  • Working in teams on engineering projects
  • Electronics and mechanics
  • Developing robotic platforms
  • Programming systems that interact with the real world
  • Public speaking and presentation

If any or all of this interest you, please sign up to our mailing list where you will hear from us as we gear up for this semester.

Give it a go!

We hold weekly sessions in MP1.00 (the first year physics lab in the physical sciences building) every Wednesday, 2pm to 5pm. We have an open-doors policy where you're welcome to join whenever suits you and just get involved! Starting this year, the society is investing in equipment we can loan to our members. We have Raspberry Pis, portable monitors, Arduinos and more available to our members. While our membership fee helps cover the cost of maintaining and replacing broken components, we're always happy to accept donations of unused and unloved hardware!

Policies and declarations

Our primary risk assessment is for MP1.00 where our weekly (every Wednesday 2-5pm) meetings are held.

Our constitution and code of conduct  are sometimes supplemented with policies which are aimed to provide clearer guidance on robotics-specific issues such as loan of society equipment. All non-draft policies will be published here.

The Robotics Society is dedicated to the inclusion and acceptance of all members regardless of age, race, ethnicity, ability, culture, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religious affiliation, socio-economic status and marital status. This is of course not an exhaustive list, and discrimination of any kind is not tolerated within our society.

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