NYU Robotic Design Team

Designing and constructing an excavation and locomotion methodology optimized for a simulated Martian environment

Logo with the "RDT" in black lettering with the D in font of gears

The team will design and implement an a system which supports autonomous operation using dynamic, sensor driven decision making.

The team will learn and utilize the systems engineering process to manage the interfaces between complex subsystems and multiple engineering disciplines.

The team will implement an agile project management system to increase design and decision making flexibility.

Methods & Technology

  • Embedded systems programming (OS layer and higher)
  • Printed circuit design, fabrication and testing
  • Computer Aided Design (Solidworks and EagleCAD)
  • Automated Machining (3D printing, CNC milling)
  • Hand machining
  • Computer Vision
  • Network programming
  • Scrum
  • Systems Engineering
  • Sensor fusion
  • Material Science


  • Community outreach
  • Project Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical / Computer Engineering
  • Software Engineering (Computer Science)

Areas of Interest

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Any discipline with a passion for the project


  • NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • NASA

Faculty Advisor

  • Guiseppe Loianno
  • Email: gl79@nyu.edu

Student Leadership

  • Email: eng-rdt@nyu.edu
Students of NYU RDT at the Brooklyn showcase