Illini VEX Robotics

The Vision

Founded in 2021, Illini VEX Robotics is the “Premier Robotics Organization” at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With the platform of VEX, we strive to promote STEM by creating Research & Design Projects, Software Development Tools, and competing in the International level VEX U Competition.

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Meet the Team

VEX U Competition

Collaborate with students to design, build, and program robots to compete in VEX U Competitions. This year’s game, Over Under, features robots launching tri-balls across the field and a final challenge where robots climb high to earn extra points!

Research And Design (R&D)

The R&D Team meets to develop solutions at the intersection of human centered design, CS, and robotics. All projects are ultimately showcased at the yearly Engineering Open House! 

Software Development

The Software Development Team specializes in diverse projects encompassing agile methodologies, computer vision, and machine learning. Members are encouraged to propose new projects, fostering a collaborative and dynamic environment.


Interested in social media management, graphic design, website design, or video production? The Marketing Team offers a wide range of opportunities for those with any experience level!


The Outreach Team offers a way for students to help IVR connect with the local community! These include planning social events, volunteer opportunities, and much more! 


Excited to dive into the business world? The Corporate Team gives members the opportunity to collaborate and communicate with external companies, organizations, and other RSOs!

Executive Board 2023-2024

Anes Kim


Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Computer Science

Praveen Kalva

Vice President

Computer Science

Husain Badri

Treasurer & Co-Founder

Materials Science and Engineering

Kevin Rife

VEX U Director

Mechanical Science and Engineering

Ethan Park

R&D Director

Mechanical Science and Engineering

Mayank Dubey

Software Development Director

Mechanical Science and Engineering

Emily Kozlowska

Corporate Director

Accounting and Finance

Dylan Edwards

Outreach Director

Systems Engineering

Owen Harry

Marketing Director

Industrial Design