Sonia learned to solder for the first time in 1996. Sonia along with Tom Davidson created the Schwa Stay Awake Sumou robot and are still working on RoboVison
which was exhibited at RoboFest 7.
Sonia's main goal for The Robot Group is to get a permanent exhibit space that would be the start of a science and technology museum for Austin. Members of the group have been very supportive and involved with a possible science museum at Seaholm.