SOMARS

Autonomous robotics competition in collaboration with CITRIS

SOMARS is a sub-team of Slugbotics focused on autonomous robotics competitions. The sub-team was spawned based off the 2021 FAA Challenge competition, with its namesake deriving from the submission to the competition (System for the Oversight and Management of Autonomous Robotics Systems). It now works in collaboration with the CITRIS Institute and professor Steve McGuire, competing in CITRIS competitions against teams from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC Merced.

Our current project is the CITRIS Aviation Prize, a competition in which teams design and develop an UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) capable of traveling 115 miles and performing multi-acre environmental surveys.