2019 RoboSub Judges

Welcome Judges

Thank you for supporting the RoboSub teams and your future workforce!

Judge Acceptance Form

Thank you for your interest and availability in being a RoboSub judge! Click below to get started on completing the acceptance form.

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The RoboSub teams have worked hard all year long to prepare their vehicles for competition this July/August. The anticipation for another in-person competition has continued to build post-pandemic, and we can’t wait to bring it back to Transdec! Thanks to your support to act as a RoboSub judge, we are able to make it all possible. With your expertise, we hope to provide these teams a valuable learning experience for them to continue growing their skill set and ultimately prepare them to enter the workforce.

We’re excited to bring back the opportunity for you to interact with the RoboSub teams and their systems in person. 

 

Let’s get started:

  1. Complete the Judges’ Acceptance Form
  2. Review the schedule
  3. Review the Judges Manual
  4. Meet the teams
  5. Secure travel arrangements
  6. Send questions to Julianna Smith

RoboSub 2023 Schedule

Judge Resources

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Judges Training

Thank you for volunteering to be a judge for the 26th RoboSub Competition! Our teams have worked very hard to get here, and you are playing a vital role in their learning experience.  

 

We have developed these training resources to assist you in all you need to know to be a RoboSub 2023. Sit back and prepare to be amazed at the ideas and concepts presented by these students!

 

Judges’ Training Manual

Recorded Pre-Competition Judges Training

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Event Schedules

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Scoresheets

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Pre-Competition Online Evaluation Platform

The Pre-Competition submissions will all be scored in the platform: SurveyMonkey Apply. To access the platform and login to your Reviewer account, click the link below.

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Event Information

RoboSub 2023 will be conducted 01 – 06 August 2023 at the Transdec facility at NIWC Pacific in San Diego, California. 

Transdec Address: 420 Transdec Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

Parking: All judges must park in the assigned event staff parking lot. Judges with a vehicle will be issued a parking permit for staff parking via e-mail or on-site. Parking is extremely limited and will be assigned. Judges are invited to ride the daily shuttle bus. Please contact Cheri Koch with any questions.

Lodging and Travel: RoboSub Judges are responsible for coordinating the necessary lodging and travel accommodations. The RoboSub event staff will be staying at the Holiday Inn San Diego – Bayside and the Dana on Mission Bay.

Packing List: We’re going to be in and out of the sun all-day, so pack accordingly! You will receive a set of official RoboSub performance shirts, a hat, and drinking water, upon your arrival on-site.

Meet the Teams

Advancing Science Technology and Art
Advancing Science Technology and Art
Team Inspiration

San Diego, California, USa

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We are a 13th-year robotics team from San Diego, California, with students ranging from 8th grade to college seniors. We currently participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge, RoboBoat, RoboSub, RobotX, and Donkey Car robotics programs. Our goal is to be able to learn the most we can about robotics and to spread all that knowledge to others, as seen through our team motto: To learn, to share, to innovate, to inspire!

Amador Valley High School
Amador Valley High School
Amador Valley High School Robotics Club

Pleasanton, California, USA

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The Amador Valley High School Robotics Club (AVBotz) is a student-run robotics team of Amador Valley High School students in Pleasanton, California, a suburb on the East Bay of Silicon Valley. AVBotz was founded in 1999 as a means for students at Amador Valley to explore and apply technologies related to the field of robotics. Since then, our members have perpetuated a legacy of learn-by-doing problem-solving and independent learning, designing our own AUVs from scratch.

BRAC University
BRAC University
BRACU Duburi

Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Our team BRACU Duburi has been the pioneer of underwater robotics research in Bangladesh and since has been developing and paving the way for underwater research in Bangladesh. Our goal at team Duburi is to utilize the advances made in autonomous underwater navigation and machine learning powered data collection and analysis to sustainably develop solutions for water pollution reduction, unnamed search-and-rescue missions and autonomous monitoring and research in areas of the oceans in which manned-missions are quite impossible.

California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Los Angeles
RoboSubLA

Los Angeles, California, USA

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RoboSubLA is an interdisciplinary student team at Cal State LA, focused on the design, implementation, and competition of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. We work closely with students, faculty, and industry partners to provide hands-on experience and build better engineers for the workforce of tomorrow.

Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University
TartanAUV

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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TartanAUV is a competitive robotics team from Carnegie Mellon University that combines computer science and engineering fields of study with applied software, hardware, and mechanics. We compete in RoboSub, which is an annual competition where universities from around the world compete by designing autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) that must autonomously navigate obstacles, move and manipulate objects, detect hydroacoustic pingers, and fire torpedoes to earn points.

Cornell University
Cornell University
Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Ithaca, New York, USA

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Since 1999, Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle has been giving students the opportunity to hone their engineering skills on cutting-edge robotics. With no professional aid, the 50 members of our mechanical, electrical, software, and business sub-teams fully control the design and manufacturing process, creating a wholly new vehicle from the ground up every year. And we have a lot to show for it: seven RoboSub victories to-date.

Duke University
Duke University
Duke Robotics Club

Durham, North Carolina, USA

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The Duke Robotics Club is a student-run organization in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. Our mission is to provide Duke undergraduate and graduate students a place to pursue their interest in robotics by working on high-impact, large-scale robotics projects and competitions, primarily in the realm of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). These projects allow our talented students to hone their skills and demonstrate the strength of Duke Engineering.

École de Technologie Supérieure
École de Technologie Supérieure
SONIA

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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S.O.N.I.A (Système d’Opération Nautique Intelligent et Autonome) is a scientific club from École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal, QC, which has been designing and manufacturing autonomous submarines for 25 years. S.O.N.I.A was founded in 1999 and its members have designed a total of 8 autonomous submarines since. The club is made up of students from programs in mechanics, electrical, automated production and software.

Gibson Ek High School
Gibson Ek High School
Gibson Ek High School Robotics Team

Issaquah, Washington, USA

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Gibson Ek is a choice high school offering an innovative educational model open to any Issaquah School District student looking for a more personalized, authentic, project-based approach to learning. We are a community of creators, thinkers, makers, artists, engineers, thespians, writers, scientists, marketers, designers, collaborators, friends, mentors and advocates – all reimagining learning together as we create a place where students find and develop their passions to make a difference in the world.

Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
MuddSub

Claremont, California, USA

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MuddSub is a passionate team of students dedicated to building an autonomous underwater robot. As an organization, MuddSub combines priorities for individual growth, exploration, and experimentation with rigorous engineering and design processes. From a technical perspective, the team strives to develop a truly autonomous vehicle using cutting-edge techniques to understand, navigate, and interact with the environment. MuddSub fosters and develops the technical, interpersonal, professional, and leadership abilities of all members.

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
AUV-IITB

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Team AUV-IITB comprises over 50 talented students from diverse disciplines dedicated to advancing autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology. With a decade of participation in RoboSub, we have consistently demonstrated innovation and expertise. Our team’s passion for underwater robotics drives us to push boundaries, fostering a collaborative environment where engineering excellence thrives.

Istanbul Technical University
Istanbul Technical University
ITU AUV Team

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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The ITU AUV Team was established in 2018 within the Istanbul Technical University, stemming from our founders’ desire to blend their two years of experience in underwater robotics with autonomous technologies, following their initiation in 2016. As one of the few teams representing our country in both international competitions such as RoboSub, SAUVC, RAMI, and domestic competitions like Teknofest, we continue to advance our work in autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology.

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Team

Marietta, Georgia, USA

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Kennesaw State University’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) team has members who are undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, and Mechatronic engineering that compete in the annual Robosub competition. As a result, our team gains valuable real-world engineering experience, networking opportunities, and access to new research from all competing teams.

McGill University
McGill University
McGill Robotics

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Since 2013, McGill Robotics has been building robots to inspire students and inspiring students to build robots. With 170 individuals from engineering and computer science, our team works year-round to design an AUV, UAV, and Mars Rover for international competitions. In addition to competing at RoboSub, we’re helping researchers at McGill use our AUV to conduct aquatic environmental studies.

New York University
New York University
NYU AUViolets

Brooklyn, New York, USA

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NYU AUViolets: Leading the way in underwater robotics at New York University with our expertise in autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). We’re dedicated to advancing marine technology through collaboration and innovation.
 
San Diego State University
San Diego State University
Mechatronics

San Diego, California, USA

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Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary team comprised of undergraduate business and mechanical, electrical, and software engineering students from San Diego State University.
Our goal is to give hands-on experience to passionate students through challenging robotics projects like autonomous submarines (RoboSub) and autonomous land vehicles.

Shenzhen Technology University
Shenzhen Technology University
DragonLeap

Shenzhen, Guangdon, China

 

We are students from different majors at Shenzhen Technology University, and our love for underwater vehicle led us to organize a club, and we built a platform for everyone to communicate with each other and learn from each other.
 
Si Se Puede Foundation
Si Se Puede Foundation
Desert WAVE

Chandler, Arizona, USA

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The Si Se Puede Foundation sponsors the Desert WAVE (Women in Autonomous Vehicle Ebgineering) team in order to help bridge the STEM divide for women going into STEM fields. The mission of Desert WAVE is to provide a supportive and engaging environment where female engineering students can come together to grow and accomplish amazing things. The team prepares our members with interpersonal, professional, and real-world technical skills necessary to excel in their studies and careers. Desert WAVE hopes to serve as an inspiration for the community and as role models for the next WAVE of engineers.

Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University
WE AUV

College Station, Texas, USA

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WE AUV is supported by the Women In Robotics, Engineering, and Development (WIRED) organization at Texas A&M University. Established in 2015, our purpose is to build an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for the annual RoboSub Competition. WE AUV is a learning team that focuses on recruiting underrepresented freshmen and sophomores and cultivating a supportive environment to gain hands-on experience.

The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University
Ohio State Underwater Robotics

Columbus, Ohio, USA

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The Underwater Robotics Team at Ohio State is an interdisciplinary student project team that specializes in the design, construction, and operation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). Our mission is to provide students with the opportunity to apply hands-on engineering and business principles as well as serve the community.

Troy High School
Troy High School
SPEAR

Fullerton, California, USA

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We are SPEAR – a High School NJROTC underwater robotics team comprised of 20 students who currently attend Troy High School, located in California. Our team was created with the goal of increasing our knowledge and strengthening our skills in the field of engineering and computer science. Over the past year, we’ve expanded our team, building our second and completely custom autonomous underwater vehicle after participating in our first in-person RoboSub competition last season.

Universidade de Brasília
Universidade de Brasília
All Blue

Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil

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We are All Blue, the newest Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) team in Brazil, and we’re making waves!  Founded in December 2023 at the Univesidade de Brasilia (UnB), with the support of the Faculdade de Tecnologia (FT), we may be young, but our ambitions are anything but small.

Our Mission: Dive Deep, Innovate Boldly
Our mission is clear: to spearhead advancements in underwater robotics and foster a culture of continuous innovation in Brazil. We believe that AUVs have the potential to revolutionize various fields, from environmental monitoring and resource exploration to scientific research and underwater search and rescue. With each competition, with each exploration of Lake Paranoá’s depths, we push ourselves and the boundaries of technology.

 

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
UFRJ Nautilus

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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UFRJ Nautilus is a competition team from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) with the goal of developing AUVs and autonomous technologies. Being the first South American team to participate in RoboSub, every year we strive to further improve our projects and develop technology to place Brazil in a prominent position in the autonomous technology industry. Founded in 2016, the team currently has three projects and about 50 members from various areas.
Our mission is to compete and innovate. Always reaching for new objectives and challenges.

University of Alberta
University of Alberta
Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Founded in 1996, the Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project (ARVP) is a robotics project group at the University of Alberta. The team has built 11 autonomous vehicles and currently focuses on the annual RoboSub Competition. Each member is provided with the education and experience to master one portion of ARVP’s vehicle design. ARVP also engages in community outreach to promote post-secondary education and demonstrate practical uses of robotic technologies.

University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia
UBC Subbots

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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UBC Subbots is an engineering student design team dedicated to making an autonomous underwater vehicle for the RoboSub competition each year. The team was founded in 2017 made up of engineering and computer science students from multiple disciplines who have full control over the design, manufacturing and testing of the robot. Since becoming a team, we have learned a lot about designing for the underwater environment and are continuously improving upon our existing designs.

University of British Columbia, Okanagan
University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Okanagan Marine Design

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

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Okanagan Marine Design team is a group of enthusiastic engineering and computer science students united by our shared interest in marine technology. Our team is composed of four sub-teams, Mechanical, Electrical, Software and Management. Our diverse backgrounds, skills and engineering education converge to fuel our passion as we design an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle and gain invaluable hands-on experience in marine engineering.

University of California, Los Angeles & American Society of Mechanical Engineers
University of California, Los Angeles & American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Bruin Underwater Robotics

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Bruin Underwater Robotics (BUR) is a technical project part of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) at UCLA, dedicated to creating robots capable of operating in and exploring underwater environments. Underwater robotics is a unique field with applications such as ocean cleanup, marine biology research, and deep sea exploration. These environments provide exceptional engineering challenges that require creative problem-solving involving areas such as fluid dynamics, heat transfer, mechanisms, and circuit design.

Through the process of designing, fabricating, and testing a robot to perform those tasks under these conditions, members will learn about and draw from many areas of engineering knowledge, skill, and theory to collaboratively produce a fully functional and useful underwater robot.

University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Diego
Triton RoboSub

San Diego, California, USA

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This organization is devoted to students who want to explore underwater robotics and research applications of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, hereinafter referred to as AUVs. Our main method for exploring this field is by competing in Robonation’s Robosub competition and conducting research in conjunction with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Students will have the opportunity to not only learn about AUV design, construction, programming and testing, but will be able to meet technology recruiters at competition, practice networking skills with other teams and companies, and learn how to write technical papers.

University of Florida/Machine Intelligence Laboratory
University of Florida/Machine Intelligence Laboratory
SubjuGator

Gainesville, Florida, USA

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SubjuGator is an autonomous underwater vehicle project designed/built by Machine Intelligence Laboratory (MIL) students at the University of Florida (UF). The University of Florida has participated in every RoboSub competition since its incarnation in 1998. The SubjuGator team is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering.

University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland, College Park
Robotics @ Maryland

College Park, Maryland, USA

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Robotics @ Maryland (R@M) is a student-run organization dedicated to furthering robotics education through the hands-on development of multiple robotic systems. R@M competes in three competitions internationally with over 100 active members. Our team cultivates a holistic understanding of robotics, encompassing design, fabrication, assembly, and testing, equipping members for real-world engineering challenges.

University of Michigan
University of Michigan
Michigan Robotic Submarine

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

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Founded in 2020 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, our team consists of undergraduate students from a variety of academic backgrounds, collaborating each year to design, build, and program an autonomous underwater vehicle for the RoboSub competition. We aim to foster a collaborative, dynamic environment for our team members to apply knowledge and skills learned in class to the complex problem of underwater robotics.

University of Missouri - Columbia
University of Missouri – Columbia
Students’ Underwater Robotics Foundation

Columbia, Missouri, USA

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Students’ Underwater Robotics Foundation(SURF) is a student organization from University of Missouri – Columbia that designs and manufactures marine robotic products. We strive to be an outlet for Mizzou students to put their engineering coursework into real-world applications. SURF also works closely with Mizzou’s College of Engineering to encourage youth and student involvement in STEM.

University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez
University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez
RUMarino Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

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We are the first group of college students in the Caribbean to create an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that is competing in the RoboSub competition. The team includes 30 members from various engineering branches such as Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, and Computer Engineering. By working together as a team and partnering with IEEE RAS, our members are taught revolutionary technology that will prepare them technically and professionally for their future careers.

Widener University
Widener University
The Pride

Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

 

The Widener University AUV Team consists of five senior undergraduate students, one faculty advisor, and one industry advisor. The students are majoring in Robotics Engineering and Electrical Engineering, and have sufficient knowledge and skills to design and build an AUV for the RoboSub competition. By utilizing different designing and fabrication methods, the team expects to complete the AUV design, building, testing, and excel in the competition.

Questions?

Any questions or uncertainty of the next step, email Julianna Smith!