We are UAS@UCLA, the premier undergraduate aerial robotics team at UCLA.


Our team competes in the international AUVSI SUAS competition to design, manufacture, and test cutting-edge drone technology for carrying out mock search-and-rescue missions, in accordance with the competition specs.

Say hello to Spinny, our 32lb custom-built drone.



UAS@UCLA competes in the international AUVSI SUAS competition, held annually at a naval air base in Maryland. Teams competing in the competition are given a set of rules at the beginning of the academic school year, and are scored based on their ability to design a drone capable of carrying out specialized tasks, such as obstacle avoidance, payload delivery accuracy, and vision identification. Spinny, our drone from the 2017 - 2018 season, was designed to have a 45+ minute flight time while also carrying a water bottle and DSLR camera as payload.

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We're always looking for new opportunities! Use the form to the right to get in direct contact with our leadership team. For propspective members looking to join UAS, please check out our onboarding page for more details.