Sign ups are now open! The first info session and game reveal will happen on Friday December 8 at 4pm room TBD.

The first day of MASLAB will be the first day of IAP Monday January 8.

The final competition is scheduled for the last day of IAP Friday February 2.

If you have prior experience and are interested in joining the staff please email with the subject line "MASLAB Staff Interest".


The Mobile Autonomous Systems LABoratory competition is an autonomous robotics competition, held during the MIT Independent Activities Period (IAP).

Competitors work in teams to design an autonomous robot from top to bottom. This involves mechanical design and construction, electrical wiring, and lots of coding.

The course begins with a week of instruction intended to serve the competitors as they start to design and prototype their systems. The bulk of the course consists of spending time in the lab with robots, and ends with a final competition with cash prizes.

This course is a great choice for all of those who would like to get hands-on experience in working on a team project with many different components. Enrollment limited to 10 teams.

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