Building robots to inspire students,
and inspiring students to build robots.

McGill Robotics is an engineering design team that builds robots for international competitions as well as organizes RoboHacks annually. The team’s goal is to foster an interest in robotics through competition, cultivate a relationship with the surrounding Montreal community, and much closer to home, to create a core community at McGill via the “Team Before Machine” philosophy.

We prioritize team bonding and growth along with engineering accomplishment, with the belief that it takes a solid team to build a winning robot. This year, the team is composed of 200 students and is developing for three main technical projects. On top of our Mars Rover Project, which is working on a tele-operated rover for competition in both the University Rover Challenge and the European Rover Challenge, the team’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Project will be undergoing a massive re-design for the RoboSub competition in California.

Additionally, the team’s newest project, Drone, is developing an autonomous fixed-wing aerial vehicle for the SUAS competition in Maryland. Finally, our Business project manage the substantial organizational effort. On top of day-to-day operations, Business takes care of critical strategizing for maximizing the organization’s success, value, brand impact, and morale.

Interested in joining?

Every start of the school year, we recruit motivated and hardworking students from all years and all faculties who wish to be part of an always-growing community and share their passion for engineering, design, and robotics. Students of all experiences are welcome, and McGill Robotics recruits directly to its projects and Business committees. Connect with @mcgillrobotics on social media to stay updated on the recruitment process.


McGill Robotics is committed to promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the Montreal Community and inspiring future roboticists in Canada. We visit dozens of local schools every semester to teach children about some of the basic concepts that engineers work with every day. This encourages them to learn more about science and engineering and is also a lot of fun. As part of our outreach program, McGill Robotics also takes part in competitions like the CRC Robotics competition, where members head out to talk to attendees about the innovative world of robotics. Ultimately, McGill Robotics' outreach efforts culminates annually in a large-scale robotics hackathon, RoboHacks.