Stellar Sponsors


The Aerospace Engineering Department continues to support IRIS as one of its featured student organizations


The Engineering Design Council supports engineering teams in the College of Engineering.


SORF supports student organizations across the UIUC campus, and continues to sponsor IRIS for the fifth year running. Their student board of reviewers has consistently seen the value that IRIS provides to its team members.



Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the design, production and support of innovative solutions for our customers in aerospace and defense. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is strengthened by our global service and support network that spans 27 countries.


The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the wold’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology. They appreciate the excellent work that our electrical team has done on the robot.


Southern Imperial has lent expertise and machines to precision manufacture the IRIS V frame


Advanced Circuits is the third largest PCB manufacturer in North America. They offer flexible and quick PCB board manufacturing. Advanced Circuits has donated free circuit boards for the IRIS robot.




Bay Area Circuits help the electrical team greatly by enabling them to create custom motor controllers, power distribution modules, as well as various logic interface boards. These boards enabled the IRIS-6 electrical system to be simpler, lighter, and more power efficient than previous robots.

Partner Sponsors


For the second year in a row, TiMotion has donated high quality linear actuators to IRIS.


Guizhou Space Appliance Co., ltd has donated electrical connectors to ensure reliable electronic systems on the IRIS V robot.





We have the talent. We have the passion. We need help from generous companies willing to support Illinois Robotics in Space as we build autonomous and innovative mining robots.

Interested in supporting our team? We’d love to talk to you! The best way to learn everything to know about sponsorship is through our Sponsorship Packet. Take a look, and contact us at iris.uiuc@gmail.com if you have any questions!

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