About Us


COR Robotics is a company that exists as an avenue for both educating and inspiring the next generation of problem-solvers through the use of entertaining and engaging STEM activities


COR Robotics has worked with dozens of FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams to run many robotics camps around Minnesota. COR Robotics started in the summer of 2016 when founder Ryan Swanson partnered with four FRC teams to run seven camps throughout central Minnesota. In 2017, COR grew to eleven partner teams to run fifteen robotics camps. COR Robotics partners with SubZero Robotics (FRC team 5690) out of Esko, MN and CIS (FRC team 4607) out of Becker, MN. SubZero has generously enabled COR to run robotics camps by loaning their Lego Mindstorm kits for COR to use during the summer months. CIS, similarly, has loaned COR Robotics their Tetrix Robotics kits to use during the summer months. COR Robotics intends to run dozens more camps in 2018 and beyond, and hopes to partner and work with even more FRC teams in the future!





Ryan Swanson - Co-Owner

Ryan Swanson is currently a Senior in Mechanical Engineering at NDSU. Within COR, Ryan’s current responsibilities include managing current robotics camps, finding new partner teams, hiring new employees, managing finances, and much more. Ryan Swanson founded Bison Robotics at NDSU and has served in the positions of Fundraising Officer, Service Coordinator, Vice President, and President. While acting as Service Coordinator, more than 50 Bison Robotics members volunteered for more than 5,000 hours, with a vast majority of that time spent with high school robotics students. Ryan Swanson volunteers with FIRST Robotics as a Robot Inspector and has done so for 3 years. Ryan also works directly with FIRST Robotics teams in his spare time, mentoring them and imparting knowledge upon them. The interaction that Ryan has with teams and students at these volunteer events, makes Ryan’s job as Owner of COR Robotics much easier. Ryan Swanson’s income from COR Robotics is heavily dependent upon the success of COR Robotics.


Peter Hartnett - Co-Owner

Peter Hartnett is a Junior at Iowa State University studying Industrial Technology. Within COR, Peter works on the planning behind the future COR. Peter has been part of the COR team since early 2017. Peter runs a product development company selling to the engineering industry, from design, to development, to manufacturing, Peter has experience across the board. During his 3 years at ISU Peter has continued helping several FRC teams in the Minneapolis metro area. He has logged nearly 700 service hours in the last 5 years building STEM education in Minnesota.