We are Snowbots

We are an engineering student design team at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Our team consists of members across many disciplines who are passionate about engineering, robotics, and the future. Each year, we apply our knowledge and creative talents to build robots capable of navigating challenging terrain without human input, and compete against robotics teams from around the world.

Autonomous navigation technology finds applications in diverse fields, such as mining site expeditions, personal vehicle transport, and search and rescue missions.

We are looking for ambitious students who have a desire to learn and contribute their skills to ensure that UBC remains a pioneer in autonomous technologies.

Our Competition

Since 2014 we have been competing in the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) hosted by Oakland University in Michigan. IGVC is an international competition with over 40 registered teams in Australia, China, India, Japan and the United States competing to showcase their robotics skills.

In prior years we have competed in the International Autonomous Robot Racing Challenge (IARRC) where we achieved top ranking for five consecutive years.

Competition Awards and Recognition
IGVC 2017 5th AutoNav Challenge
5th IOP Networking Challenge
IGVC 2016 Rookie of the Year
5th Design Challenge
IGVC 2015 4th Design Challenge
5th IOP Networking Challenge
IGVC 2014 Qualifier Course Completion
IARRC 2012 Grand Award
IARRC 2011 Grand Award
IARRC 2010 Grand Award and 2nd Place
IARRC 2009 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Place with multiple robots
IARRC 2008 4th Place