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What is UAS@UCLA?

An Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) is any aircraft without a human pilot on board, which typically operate under various degrees of robotic autonomy. These types of systems originated mostly in military applications, but have since expanded into commercial, scientific, recreational, and agricultural sectors of the economy.

UAS@UCLA is a group of hardworking, cross-disciplinary, and naturally curious students, driven to innovate and learn in the field of aeronautics. With a focus on hands-on learning, we immediately put new members into high impact projects that not only challenge them, but give them the opportunity to learn far more than they would in any formal training program. We strongly believe the club's purpose is for students to learn as much as possible, while still having fun, and creating a strong sense of community around a shared passion.

Why join UAS@UCLA?

UAS@UCLA provides a unique chance for students of all background to work on exciting and innovative projects. From computer vision to mechanical challenges, our ambitious set of upcoming projects encompasses a wide range of opportunities to learn more about autonomous systems, while also contributing to a meaningful and interesting project. Our subteam structure provides close support to our members, quickly preparing members to contribute to our projects without a lengthy training process. In the past, we have worked on quadcopters and planes for undergraduate competitions, NASA-sponsored research projects, endurance competitions for first responders, and more.

For students only interested in flying drones, the AllFly program provides the parts, guidance, and training to learn to assemble and fly an autonomous drone without any previous technical experience.

How do I join UAS@UCLA?

Sign up on our interest form!

This is the same signup that we have out at the NSO (New Student Orientation), EAF (Enormous Activities Fair), and EWD Engineering Welcome Day -- If you sign up at either of those events, you're all set! If you are not sure whether or not you filled out the form, or otherwise came across our website in another way, just sign up above and we'll get you on the email list.

Details about our kickoff meeting will be announced soon. To make sure you are notified, be sure to sign up on our interest form and join the UAS Slack workspace.

Register for our Slack workspace

Slack is the primary source of communication on UAS@UCLA. It offers instant messaging to everyone on the team and provides channels for general discussions. You will need your UCLA email to do this.
To join: See the instructions here

Show up to our meetings!

Pretty self explanatory :). No convoluted recruiting process or interviews. We welcome everyone!

Have more questions?

Send us a message in the relevant Slack channel, or reach us at unmannedsystems.ucla@gmail.com