Bruin underwater robotics

About BUR

Meetings: Every other Tuesday, 6:00—7:00PM 

Location: Stay tuned! Our all hands meetings will start Week 4.

Find our kickoff slides here!

Bruin Underwater Robotics (BUR) is ASME’s newest technical project, dedicated to creating robots capable of operating in and exploring underwater environments. Underwater robotics is a unique field with applications such as ocean cleanup, marine biology research, deep sea exploration, etc. These environments provide exceptional engineering challenges that require creative problem-solving involving areas such as fluid dynamics, heat transfer, mechanisms, and circuit design.

The specific tasks that the robot will be designed to undertake are determined by various competition rules — see our kickoff slides for more details. Through the process of designing, fabricating, and testing a robot to perform those tasks under these conditions, members will learn about and draw from many areas of engineering knowledge, skill, and theory to collaboratively produce a fully functional and useful underwater robot.

To learn more about this project and how to join a subteam, feel free to contact our project leads Benjamin Lanir and Heidi Kwong at

Project Leads

Benjamin Lanir

BUR Lead

Heidi Kwong

BUR Lead