Submerged. Software. Circuits.
Once you assemble your RoboSub team, your mission is to design your sub, or Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and get it to demonstrate its autonomy by completing a series of tasks.
Over-prepare to go underwater.
The competition kicks off with guide markers to help direct AUVs to begin performing. Acoustic beacons (pingers) require more advanced technology to guide the AUV to other tasks. Along the way, AUVs can pick up objects to be used in other locations. Advanced vehicles may also attempt to identify and touch buoys, drop markers, manipulate or deploy projectiles and move/release objects before surfacing.
Make friends and award-winning submarines.
No surprise here, the team that gets the most points wins. But bragging rights and prize money aside, along the way you’ll be bonding with your teammates, striking up friendly rivalries and joining a community that is just as AUV-obsessed as you are. So read the rules, join the conversation, and set sail for your future.