2017 - 2018: Robotics

Farm vehicle - set for autonomy in early 2018

Farm vehicle - set for autonomy in early 2018


Ben co-founded the robotics club in 2017 with Ken Macken and Linda Luo.


The Robotics Club

Our value proposition

We offer the fastest, cheapest, easiest and most compelling way to get skilled up in robotics.

Our mission

To skill up 1 billion people in robotics and AI so we all have jobs in the future.

Our method

We make robotics extremely exciting and easy to learn.

We stimulate curiosity in robotics and then convert that curiosity to obsession.


We put on a spectacular event that makes robotics exciting:

A battle race in the desert, between autonomous cars.


We offer courses, that let you build self driving cars in 1 day (for small ones), or 20 days (for real cars), that you can then battle in the desert. The cars are very cheap: toy cars from $300-$8,000, real cars as cheap as $2,000.

Our main physical product is a development platform for universities (undergraduate and post docs). It allows you to build autonomous systems, like cars, drones, and industrial robots.

Attached to this product are:

  • Courses

    • 1 day course:

      • 5,000 students 2018

    • full university classes in mechatronics (150 hours).

      • 1,500 students for 2018

    • Major course (300 hours with a real car):

      • 200 students for 2018

  • Code:

    • SDK and great examples that make it easy to get up and running.

  • Events:

    • Use this hardware to run real cars at our high octane events

      • 25,000+ in person spectators for 2018,

      • 10,000,000+ spectators via streaming/online video