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RoboSub 2021

RoboSub 2021

Ahoy explorers! Are you ready to dive into the world of underwater vehicle autonomy? Let us introduce you to RoboSub. 

RoboSub is an international competition that invites participants to tackle simplified versions of challenges facing the underwater maritime industry. These challenges may include oceanographic exploration and mapping, detection and manipulation of objects, and pipeline identification and tracking.   

Assemble your crew and chart a course on this systems engineering adventure where you will have the opportunity to design, build and test an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). Once you have worked past the lead times for underwater parts, come join us at the RoboSub competition and see how your unique system compares to systems designed by competitors from around the world. 

Thanks to the community’s unwavering patience and discussions with competition sponsors and community members over these past few months, RoboSub 2021 was held online. Click here to keep reading the announcement.

RoboSub 2020

RoboSub 2020

The 23rd RoboSub Competition was held online, due to the in-person event being cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In lieu of vehicle performance, teams were evaluated on a technical design report, video presentation and website. With 33 teams representing Brazil, Canada, Egypt, India, México, Norway, Poland, Singapore and the United States and territories.

STATUS UPDATE: While we didn’t have the opportunity to meet in person this year, we stayed engaged and shifted efforts online to highlight and reward teams’ incredible work. We ended the summer with a Virtual Awards Party to announce prizes and gear up for 2021. 

Congratulations RoboSub 2020 teams!

RoboSub 2019

RoboSub 2019

The 22nd RoboSub Competition took place at the NIWC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 54 teams representing Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, India, Japan, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and the United States of America and territories.

RoboSub 2018

RoboSub 2018

The 21st RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 47 teams representing Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Thailand and the United States of America.

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RoboSub 2017

RoboSub 2017

The 20th RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 44 teams representing Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Thailand and the United States of America and territories.

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RoboSub 2016

RoboSub 2016

The 19th RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 46 teams representing Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Thailand and the United States of America.

RoboSub 2015

RoboSub 2015

The 18th RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 37 teams representing Canada, China, India, Japan, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey and the United States of America.

RoboSub 2014

RoboSub 2014

The 17th RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 38 teams representing Canada, China, Egypt, Iceland, India, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey and the United States of America.

RoboSub 2013

RoboSub 2013

The 16th RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 30 teams representing Canada, China, India, Israel, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States of America.

RoboSub 2012

RoboSub 2012

The 15th RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 26 teams representing Canada, China, Iceland, India, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United States of America.

RoboSub 2011

RoboSub 2011

The 14th RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 26 teams representing Canada, China, Iceland, India, Japan, and the United States of America.

RoboSub 2010

RoboSub 2010

Previously known as International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

The 13th RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 27 teams representing Canada, China, Croatia, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, Sweden, and the United States of America.

RoboSub 2009

RoboSub 2009

Previously known as International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

The 12th RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 30 teams representing Canada, India, Japan, Korea, and the United States of America.

RoboSub 2008

RoboSub 2008

Previously known as International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

The 11th RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 25 teams representing Canada, India, Japan, and the United States of America.

RoboSub 2007

RoboSub 2007

Previously known as International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

The 10th RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 27 teams representing Canada, India, Japan, and the United States of America.

RoboSub 2006

RoboSub 2006

Previously known as International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

The 9th RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 21 teams representing Canada, India, Japan, and the United States of America.

RoboSub 2005

RoboSub 2005

Previously known as International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

The 8th RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 19 teams representing Canada, India, and the United States of America.

RoboSub 2004

RoboSub 2004

Previously known as International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

The 7th RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 18 teams representing Canada and the United States of America.

RoboSub 2003

RoboSub 2003

Previously known as International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

The 6th RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 12 teams representing Canada and the United States of America.

RoboSub 2002

RoboSub 2002

Previously known as International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

The 5th RoboSub Competition took place at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC facility in San Diego, CA. With 15 teams representing Canada and the United States of America.

RoboSub 2001

RoboSub 2001

Previously known as International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

The 4th RoboSub Competition took place at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. With 13 teams representing Canada and the United States of America.

RoboSub 2000

RoboSub 2000

Previously known as International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

The 3rd RoboSub Competition took place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL. With 11 teams representing Canada and the United States of America.

RoboSub 1999

RoboSub 1999

Previously known as Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

The 2nd RoboSub Competition took place at the Coastal Systems Station in Panama City, FL. With 5 teams representing the United States of America.

RoboSub 1998

RoboSub 1998

Previously known as Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

The 1st RoboSub Competition took place at the Coastal Systems Station in Panama City, FL. With 4 teams representing the United States of America.