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Support Cornell's Only Combat Robotics Team!

Raised toward our $7,500 Goal
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Project ended on December 05, at 11:59 PM EST
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Help Build Combat Robots!

Let’s Become Victorious in Battle!

Combat Robotics at Cornell is an undergraduate engineering club focused on designing and building innovative combat robots that will battle other robots at competitions. Our team was newly founded in October of 2019 to fill a niche in the engineering student organizations on campusa competitive robotics team. Our hope is to provide an outlet for excited students to engage with hands-on experience in mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, to feel the joy of building a competitive robot, and to ultimately become victorious in battle. However, as we are only a club, and not a project team, we lack the necessary funding to make this a reality. Your donation will help us afford the parts and equipment needed to accomplish our mission!


This Year

Our team is now comprised of over 20 students from 6 different majors within a variety of colleges. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and talented group that encourages friendships outside of the working environment. This year, we are excited to improve our technical skills through training sessions with Georgia Tech’s Robojackets team, the most well-established combat robotics team in the nation, as well as our own skill-building activities. Our projects this year include: 1) a revised version of our competition bot from last year, 2) an autonomous combat robot, and 3) 3 lb robots through our new member program.



Team Structure

Our team consists of 4 subteams and a new member program; together these groups bring our projects to life! 

15-lb Robot Subteam:

The 15 pound subteam builds on design principles learned from class and prior experience. The goal is to design, fabricate, and assemble a unique robot that performs well and looks great.

Sportsman Mechanical Subteam:

The Sportsman Robot Team is dedicated to creating innovative combat-style robots with autonomous features. This team is a great fit for those who want to prioritize creativity to build the best lineup of bots for our Spring Showcase, where they will have the opportunity to show off their features as well as allow visitors to interact with the robot.

Sportsman Software Subteam: 

The Software subteam works on developing the software components of the sportsman bot. This past year, the team focused on making a sumobot with 3D CAD modeling and learning how to code it with an Arduino.

Business and Media Subteam: 

The Business and Media team is in charge of the team's finances, as well as working on the website, content design, sponsorships, and overall logistics. Most importantly, the team obtains funding for the team so that we can build our robots and compete.



About the Competition

The Rage in the Cage Competition is where our whole year of work pays off. After hours of tinkering with and optimizing the robots, we will take our team and our fifteen pound robots to Bloomsburg Area High School. For the 2019-2020 season, we had planned to compete in the 15 lb robot category. Unfortunately, the competition, which was set for March 28th, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hopeful that if conditions in the nation improve, we will be able to attend this competition during the spring of 2021, so our team is hard at work creating our robot competitors. 


Thank you for your support!


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Spare Parts

A donation of $10-$49 will allow us to buy base/stock materials, such as nuts and bolts, that can be used for the frame of the robot.



A donation of $50-$99 will help us purchase the hardware and software used to build the robot.



A donation of $100-$249 will help us purchase motors, electronics, or hand tools to fabricate and assemble the robots.


3-lb Robot

A donation of $250-$499 will enable us to fully build a simple 3 pound robot.


Competition Damage Repair

A donation of $500-$999 will allow us to bring spare parts for our 15 lb robot to competition, so we can reassemble our robot with fresh, undamaged parts, in between battles.


15-lb Robot

A donation of over $1000 will enable us to build a full 15-lb robot.