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Robotics is more than a passing trend. Just as Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (founders of Apple Computers) were part of the “Homebrew Computer Club” before personal computers were widespread, robotics enthusiasts are coming together to form robotics clubs around the world. The ideas, prototypes and inventions enthusiasts share at robotics clubs will undoubtedly have a profound impact on the future of robotics.

Robotics groups allow users who share robotics as a common interest to gather and share ideas and information. Although most groups and clubs start in a predetermined city, many have found that being available online either via a web page or a group site can attract skilled members willing to share their information and ideas. Setting up a group or club can be as formal or as informal as the members want. Members often range in age from pre-teens who are just beginning to experts who are employed in robotics-related positions. Although this page is intended to provide a quick list of robotics clubs, users are free to add new clubs and edit/add information where appropriate. If you know of additional clubs which should be added to this list, feel free to mention them in the comments section.

 

CANADA

 

Art & Robotics Group

(Toronto)

Inactive but mailing list is still active (150+ members)

Contact: majordomo@interaccess.org

http://www.interaccess.org/arg

 

AQRA

Active

Contact: http://www.aqra.ca/_Pierre-Luc-Bacon_

http://www.aqra.ca/

 

ARISE:

Advanced Robotics Innovations Society in Engineering

Active (University of Ottawa)

Contact: arise@site.uottawa.ca

http://arise.site.uottawa.ca/

 

Ottawa Robotics Enthusiasts

Active

Contact: ore@ottawarobotics.org

http://www.ottawarobotics.org

 

RoboMontreal

Active

Contact: don@robotmontreal.com

http://www.robomontreal.com

 

Torobotics

(Toronto)

Active (151+ members)

Contact: membership required

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/torobotics/

 

Vancouver Robotics Club

Active as of 2008

Contact: president@robotgames.com

http://vancouverroboticsclub.org

 

Vancouver Island Robots

Inactive

Contact: Steve@vancouverislandrobotics.org

http://www.vancouverislandrobotics.org

 

Western Canada Robotics Society (Alberta)

Active

Contact: info@robotgames.com

http://www.robotgames.net

 

USA

 

Atlanta Hobby Robot Club

Active

Contact: http://www.botlanta.org/home/contact

http://www.botlanta.org/

 

Boise Robotics Group

Active

Contact: http://www.boiseroboticsgroup.org/default.aspx?TabId=1

http://www.boiseroboticsgroup.org

 

Buffalo Hobby Robot Club

Active

Contact: webinfo@bufrobotics.org

http://www.bufbotics.org

 

California Polytechnic Robotics Club

Active

Contact: calpolyrobotics-officers@googlegroups.com

http://robotics.ee.calpoly.edu/dokuwiki/doku.php

 

Carnegie Mellon Robotics Club

Active

Contact: officers@roboticsclub.org

http://www.roboticsclub.org

 

Central Illinois Robotics Club

Active

Contact: Bruce Stott brucestott@yahoo.com

http://www.circ.mtco.com/

 

Central Jersey Robotics Group

Unknown

Contact: webmaster@cjrobotics.org

http://www.cjrobotics.org

 

Connecticut Robotics Society

Active

Contact: jake@mendelssohn.name

http://www.ctrobots.org

 

Twin Cities Robotics Group

Active (~75 members)

Contact: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/tcrobots/

http://www.tcrobots.org/

 

Chibots

Unknown

Contact: vicepresident@chibots.org

http://www.chibots.org/drupal/

 

CRASH:

Computers, Robotics and Artists Society

Active

Contact: info@crash.org

http://www.crash.org

 

Dallas Personal Robotics Group

Active

Contact: info@dprg.org

http://www.dprg.org

 

Denver Area Robotics Club

Unknown

Contact: kerwin@ranchbots.com

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DenverRoboticsClub/

http://www.ranchbots.com/club/club.htm

 

East Texas Robot Builders

Inactive (Arrick Robotics)

Contact: Roger Arrick info@robotics.com

http://www.etrb.org

 

Front Range Robotics (FRR)

Active

Contact: See website

http://frontrangerobotics.org/

 

Homebrew Robotics Club

Active

Contact: wayne@gramlich.net

http://www.hbrobotics.org

 

LVBOTS:

Las Vegas Robotics Club

Active

Contact: info@lvbots.org

http://www.lvbots.org

 

North Seattle Robotics Group

Active

Contact: lictonsprings@yahoo.com

http://www.nsrg.4t.com/

 

PAREX:

hoenix Area Robotics eXperimenters

Unknown

Contact: parexteam@cox.net

http://www.parex.org/weblog

 

Portland Area Robotics Society

Active

Contact: vicepres@portlandrobotics.org

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/PARTS/

http://www.sorobotics.org

 

Robomo: St. Louis Area Robotics Group

Active

Contact: juberset@yahoo.com

http://robomo.com

 

Robotics Society of Southern California

Active

Contact: juberset@yahoo.com

http://www.rssc.org

 

San Francisco Robotics Society fo America

Active

Contact: robots@thoughpolice.com

http://www.robotics-society.org/html

 

Seattle Robotics Society

Active

Contact: meetings@seattlerobotics.org

http://www.seattlerobotics.org/

 

SHARC (Smoky Hill Area Robotics Club)

Active

Contact: See website

http://www.sharcbots.org/

 

SHARP:

Society for Houston Area Robotic Projects

Active

Contact: webmaster@sharpbots.com

http://www.sharpbots.com

 

South Jersey Robotics Group

Unknown

Contact: info@sjrobotics.org

http://www.sjrobotics.org

 

The Robot Group

Active

Contact: robotgroup2006@gmail.com

http://www.robotgroup.org

 

Triangle Amateur Robotics

Active

Contact: N/A

http://www.triangleamateurrobotics.org

 

WORLDWIDE

 

SI2E:

Systemes Informatiques Embarques (France)

Active

Contact: si2e@efrei.fr

http://assos.efrei.fr/robot

 

Robonz:

New Zealand’s Personal Robotics Club

Unknown

Contact: N/A

http://www.Robonz.com

 

Robotics Tasmania

(Australia)

Active

Contact: rob.torok@education.tas.gov.au

http://www.roboticstasmania.com.au

 

Robotics Group of Bogazici University

AILAB (Middle East)

Active

Contact: akin@boun.edu.tr

http://robot.cmpe.boun.edu.tr/pmwiki/index.php

 

Robbot

Active

Contact: N/A

http://www.robbot.org/

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2 Responses to “Robotics Clubs”

  1. Michael Shimniok

    Smoky Hill Area Robotics Club (SHARC) is a very active club here in Denver, participating in FRC, rocketry, occasional robotics competitions, etc., regularly meeting at Club Workshop

    Front Range Robotics Club is a very active club up in the Loveland / Ft. Collins area with regular meetings usually at a nearby Daz Bog coffee shop.

    I’ve not heard much from the Denver Area Robotics Club in several years.

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