About WARG

Who We Are

The Waterloo Aerial Robotics Group (UWARG) is a student design team at the University of Waterloo competing in the Unmanned Systems Canada Student UAS Competition.

We are a passionate group of students focused on innovating the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle industry. We take pride in building everything ourselves, from the autopilot and computer vision software, to the custom designed PicPilot board that we use on our aircraft.

Humble Beginnings

The Waterloo Aerial Robotics Group was founded in the fall of 1997 by a first year computer engineering student named Dave Kroetsch.


With the help of Professor David Wang (Electrical and Computer Engineering), a small group of undergraduate computer engineering students officially started to work toward competing in the International Aerial Robotics Competition Millennium Event.


Since then, WARG has competed in numerous national and international competitions, always bringing innovative ideas and designs.