Our Mission

To unite all enthusiasts in Camarillo area into a high performing team of robotics designers and builders.  We resolve to learn, teach and encourage each other and have fun doing it!  We will do this through project-based learning as well as focused tutorials.

Our Story

We started in July 2017 as a Meetup.com group in which we had 30 people attend our second meeting!  The group grew to about 70 members in only 3 months.  Members include independent consultants, professional engineers, computer scientists, and kids from elementary through high school.  Looking forward to what the future holds for this group.

Meet the Team

Our group has a diverse membership of practicing engineers, consultants, and hobbyists with experience in programming, robotics and technical project management of mechatronic and automated systems.  We welcome newcomers of all ages and backgrounds.  Please contact any one of us for more details about Camarillo Robotics.

Tom Trapp, Ph.D.

Founder & President

Tom is a career naval officer with a love for all things robotic.  He has over 25 years of experience building, maintaining and operating nuclear submarines. He founded Camarillo Robotics in July 2017 to start a collaboration among area enthusiasts. Tom’s favorite projects: Arduino-based control systems projects (e.g. self-leveling quadcopter, ball & beam balance) and the group’s flagship project, the Autonomous Plane Long Line Loiter (APL3). Tom has experience in other group science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM) projects, such as Electrathon Marathon, an electric car design, build, race competition.  Tom has a B.S. in electrical engineering (UW-Milwaukee) and M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (MIT).  Tom’s full resume is on LinkedIn.

Please reach out with any questions about Tom or the Camarillo Robotics: info@camarilloroboticsclub.com

Amrita Jain

Founding Member

Amrita is currently Director of WebServices at Beachbody. She has eight years of experience in designing, developing and deploying web services and cloud infrastructures.

She has Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University. Amrita’s full resume can be found here

She has always had keen interest in robotics and applied computer science. She was part of robotics club in her undergrad college and has participated in several robotics challenges.