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2020 RoboSub

2020 RoboSub

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Sign up, assemble your team, and dive into the 2020 RoboSub Competition. Fellow students from around the world will be designing and building Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) that mimic tasks and challenges found in the real-world Autonomous Underwater System industry.

Will you take on the 23rd RoboSub competition?

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  • Dates

    August 3-9, 2020

  • Location

    NIWC Pacific TRANSDEC

    420 TRANSDEC Road

    San Diego, CA 92106

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  • Eligibility

    High School, Undergraduate, Graduate

  • Cancellation Policy

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    Last Updated: March 23, 2020

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2020 RoboSub Season

Teams

Ain Shams University
Ain Shams University
ASmarine

Cairo, Egypt

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ASmarine Team was founded in 2019 by a group of robotics researchers to create a research center and compete in RoboSub. The team focuses on hands-on implementation of academic knowledge presented in educational institutions to present innovative solutions for Marin Industry. ASmarine aspires to shape a Marine Industrial revolution and combine Engineering Robotics along with Marine Science to enhance the world’s economy and face the global crises that threaten the planet’s resources and Marine life.

Alexandria University
Alexandria University
VORTEX

Alexandria, Egypt

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We are a team compromised of students from Alexandria University – Faculty of Engineering under the name Vortex and we have been participating in ROV competitions since 2016. Our interest in underwater robotics has persuaded the graduates to further pursue our passion in originating a commercial manufacturing company first of its type in Egypt and the Middle East region.

Amador Valley High School
Amador Valley High School
AVBotz

Pleasanton, California, USA

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AVBotz is a team of forty-two Amador Valley High School students from Pleasanton, California. Since 2000, we have perpetuated a legacy of problem solving and independent learning; the team is recognized nationally as the best performing high-school team in the competition. We had the highest scoring run at RoboSub 2015, and placed 7th overall. At AVBotz, we stay in tune with our values of curiosity, ambition, improvement, and teamwork.

Arizona State University
Arizona State University
Underwater Robotics at Arizona State

Tempe, Arizona, USA

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Underwater Robotics at Arizona State (ASUR) is a competitive underwater robotics team comprised of undergraduate and graduate students. Every year, we design and build a new underwater robot, giving our team of students hands-on experience that will help them in industry. We value the diversity and professional and technical development of our team members and are passionate about inspiring K-12 students to get involved in STEM through outreach.

Beaver Country Day School
Beaver Country Day School
BeaverAUV

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA

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BeaverAUV is a high school team out of Boston, MA.

California Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology
Caltech Robotics Team

Pasadena, California, USA

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Based out of sunny Pasadena, CA, the Caltech Robotics Team is composed primarily of undergraduates from the California Institute of Technology. We’re a team of students with diverse backgrounds and interests, who all come together to work on our common goal of pushing the limits of robotic technology. Through designing and building robots, we seek not only to further our own capabilities, but also use robotics as an opportunity to inspire future generations of engineers.

California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Fullerton
CSUF AUV

Fullerton, California, USA

 

CSUF legacy project, created to give computer engineering students experience in popular industry topics. In the growing industry of automation, we believe it’s important for students to get early exposure and mentorship from senior students and faculty.

California State University, LA
California State University, LA
CSULA Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Los Angeles, California, USA

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The CSULA RoboSub team aims to push the limits of engineering technology while providing innovative solutions to the challenges of underwater robotics.

Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University
TartanAUV

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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TartanAUV is Carnegie Mellon’s underwater robotics team participating annually in the international Robosub competition.

Cornell University
Cornell University
Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (CUAUV)

Ithaca, New York, USA

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CUAUV designs, builds, programs and tests a completely new autonomous submarine every year to compete in the RoboSub competition. The team is entirely undergraduate-run, consisting of over 50 students spanning numerous academic disciplines. CUAUV offers a holistic engineering experience developing cutting-edge technology; students control the entire design, manufacturing, testing and revision cycle.

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
S.O.N.I.A. AUV

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Team SONIA aims for its team members to flourish in designing an autonomous and competitive submarine in order to participate in RoboSub. Student from the École de Technologie Supérieure design, develop and improve submarines since 1999. The team conceived seven submarines since its beginning, maybe more soon ?

Far Eastern Federal University
Far Eastern Federal University
FEFU & IMTP

Vladivostok, Primorskiy Kray, Russian Federation

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Scientific-Educational Center “Underwater robotics” was founded at Far-Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in 2009 together with Institute for Marine Technology Problems of Far-Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Science (IMTP). It aims to unite effort of FEFU teachers and IMTP specialists in order to share their experience in underwater robotics.

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Nautilus

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Our team has been together for 3 years. We are composed by undergraduate students brought together to aquire technical and practical experience about how to project, build, manage and program an actual AUV.

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Tech Marine Robotics

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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GT Marine Robotics is dedicated to providing an environment for learning about and developing autonomous robots which operate in aquatic environments. We compete in various marine robotics competitions involving autonomous navigation. Past competitions include RoboBoat, RoboSub, and RobotX.

Gonzaga University
Gonzaga University
Gonzaga Robotics

Spokane, Washington, USA

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The Gonzaga RoboSub team began in 2016 with a seven member team. Since then the team has grown to over 30 members, all focusing on going to competition for the third year in a row. Our team is divided into three different disciplines, mechanical engineering, computer science, and electrical engineering. GU RoboSub emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration not only with other students, but also with knowledgeable faculty, making it a well-rounded experience for any member.

Harbin Engineering University
Harbin Engineering University
HEUAUV

Harbin, Heilongjiang, China

 

The underwater robot team of HEU (Harbin Engineering University) has been built for many years. In recent years, we have attended many robot competitions, and gained many experiences. We improved our robot constantly and hope our robot have a perfect performance. Our team consists of visual group, software group, hardware group, mechanical group, navigation group,sonar group, and this structure makes the team more efficient.

Harvey Mudd College
Harvey Mudd College
MuddSub

Claremont, California, USA

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The Harvey Mudd RoboSub team is a student-run organization that strives for excellence in autonomy and robotics. We aim to push the boundaries of autonomous underwater vehicles by designing a novel, innovative, and elegant robot which can intelligently navigate its surroundings. As a team, we value diversity of opinion and meaningful collaboration. The team comprises students from varied backgrounds and all four class years.

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

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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AUV-IITB comprises of highly enthusiastic and hard-working technocrats ranging from bright-eyed freshmen to driven senior undergraduates and tech-experienced post-graduates spanning various branches of engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. In order to accelerate the development of MATSYA our team is structured into three sub divisions viz Mechanical, Electrical and Software. Every year the team puts in 30,000 man hours for the development and integration of our AUV MATSYA.

Kasetsart University
Kasetsart University
Zeabus

Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Zeabus AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) is powered by engineering students from Kasetsart University comprised of Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Electrical Engineering. We have participated the international RoboSub competition since 2014, which annually hosted by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Foundation in San Diego, USA.

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Team

Marietta, Georgia, USA

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Kennesaw State University’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle team is a group of undergraduate students from different engineering programs that work together to research and innovate AUV technology. Working hard all year long to make RoboSub 2020 a success!

Kyushu Institute of Technology
Kyushu Institute of Technology
Kyutech Underwater Robotics

Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan

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We are a student team from Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan. We have participated in more than 10 times RoboSub so far. Last year, we participated with two robots and advanced to the semifinals. This year, we plan to participate in the RoboSub 2020 with the newly developed AUV. a success!

LA Nova Club
LA Nova Club
LA Nova Robotics

Arcadia, California, USA

 

LA Nova robotics team is a Los Angeles community based with high school and middle school robotics enthusiastic explorers. We are so exciting for having the opportunity to participate this fantastic competition and explore all colorful unknown world.

Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Project AUV Manipal

Manipal, Karnataka, India

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LA Nova robotics team is a Los Angeles community based with high school and middle school robotics enthusiastic explorers. We are so exciting for having the opportunity to participate this fantastic competition and explore all colorful unknown world.

Maritime State University
Maritime State University
MSU AUV

Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia

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MSU AUV team participated in Robosub forth times (2015, 2016. 2017, 2018).

McGill University
McGill University
McGill Robotics

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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McGill Robotics is a university engineering design team that builds robots to inspire students and inspires students to build robots.

Mizzou SURF
Mizzou SURF
Student Underwater Robotics Foundation

Columbia, Missouri, USA

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Students’ Underwater Robotics Foundation is an engineering student organization that strives to implement the knowledge of engineering courses to real life projects. Mizzou SURF designs and manufactures marine robotic projects. SURF is a competition team with an element of robotic research.

Montana State University
Montana State University
RoboCats

Bozeman, Montana, USA

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We are Montana State University’s Robosub team. We are made up of a senior design team and a club of undergraduates working to improve our AUV every year and give students an opportunity to grow their skills outside the classrom.

National University of Singapore
National University of Singapore
Bumblebee Autonomous Systems

Singapore

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We are a group of innovators who envision to build autonomous systems of the future. We build and design autonomous maritime vehicles that capable of navigating underwater and on the water surface and perform a series of tasks without any remote control assistance. The system is targeted to be designed as highly intelligent and robust to changing environmental conditions. Full autonomy is achieved with an advanced sensor suite and an array of powerful actuators.

North Carolina State University
North Carolina State University
Underwater Robotics Club

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

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The Underwater Robotics Club at NCSU is a student-run organization that designs and builds autonomous submersible robots to participate in the annual RoboSub Competition. Together the team works outside of the classroom to improve each other’s technical skills and to spread the passion of robotics to the community. The Underwater Robotics Club is student-run and always welcomes new members from any major.

Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon Institute of Technology
OTUS Owls

Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA

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This is an Oregon Tech RoboSub team, consisting of AUVSI club members and student project teams from Mechanical Engineering and CSET Engineering team members with the advisor, Dongbin Don Lee from Oregon State, USA.

Penn State University
Penn State University
Lionfish

State College, Pennsylvania, USA

Robotics Association at Embry-Riddle
Robotics Association at Embry-Riddle
Team Unsinkable

Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

Ryerson University
Ryerson University
Team Unsinkable

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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R3 is a robotics collective based out of Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. We participate in 3 competitions: University Rover Challenge (URC), Canadian International Rover Challenge (CIRC), and RoboNation RoboSub. We are proud to be returning for our second year to RoboSub, and we hope to see you all at competition.

Sairam Group of Institutions
Sairam Group of Institutions
VARUNATRITON

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Varunatriton team was started with only 4 members but gradually increased upto 10 members because of their interest towards underwater bots .As they showed more interest in the AUV they dedicated themselves in both financial and working part .The team consists of passionate engineers of both mechanical and electronics & electrical communication students with three faculty advisors. #Waytogovarunatriton

San Diego City College
San Diego City College
San Diego City Robotics

San Diego, California, USA

 

We are City College Robotics, a team of approximately 15 community college students and club advisors. We are designing and building a low-cost AUV that allows new two-year students to understand and contribute to the project quickly, while still being capable of completing the complex tasks of the Robosub competition. Our primary objective is to develop our members’ engineering, leadership, collaboration, and communication skills.

San Diego State University
San Diego State University
SDSU Mechatronics

San Diego, California, USA

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SDSU Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary team of engineering, computer science, applied math and business students that provides a challenging team-based environment with real-world applications, such as designing, fabricating, programming, and wiring an autonomous underwater vehicle.

Si Se Puede Foundation & Arizona State University
Si Se Puede Foundation & Arizona State University
Desert WAVE

Chandler, Arizona, USA

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The Si Se Puede Foundation has partnered with Arizona State University to create a women’s autonomous underwater vehicle team. The team has just completed its rookie year and they are eagerly preparing for the 2020 Robonation’s international Robosub competition.

Simplexity
Simplexity

San Diego, California, USA

 

Team Simplexity was formed by two brothers, one in graduate school at ASU and one in middle school. Their goal is to learn from each other, their teammates and mentors, and share that knowledge with other teams in the area.

St. George's School
St. George's School
Saints Robotics

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Website

 

An after school robotics club from Vancouver, BC, Canada wanting to do more than the generic average.

Team Inspiration
Team Inspiration

San Diego, California, USA

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We are a 9th-year robotics team from San Diego, California, with students ranging from 7th grade to 12th grade. We currently participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge, Robocar, and RoboSub robotics programs. Our goal is to be able to learn the most we can about robotics and to spread all that knowledge to others, by our motto: To Learn, To Share, To Innovate, TO INSPIRE!

Tecnológico de Monterrey
Tecnológico de Monterrey
VantTec

Monterrey, Nuevo León, México

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VantTec is a group of students from the Tec de Monterrey, focused on research and development of autonomous vehicles. We want to inspire generations of young people to get involved in research and development in their areas of interest from the start of their careers, and learn about national and international opportunities in academia and professional paths.

Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University
Women in Engineering - WE REAF

College Station, Texas, USA

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WEREAF is a student-led technical project team supported by Texas A&M’s Women in Engineering program. WEREAF allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios through interdisciplinary teaming. To enhance A&M’s retention efforts, WEREAF targets first-/second-year undergraduate students. As a learning organization, less than 40% of team members start with previous robotics or technical project experience. WEREAF’s mission is to provide female students with a non-judgmental environment to build technical skills and grow as leaders.

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

Columbus, Ohio, USA

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The Underwater Robotics Team (UWRT) is an interdisciplinary student project team that works out of The Ohio State University that specializes in the design, construction, and operation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs).

Troy High School NJROTC
Troy High School NJROTC
Troy SPEAR

Fullerton, California, USA

 

This team of high school NJROTC Cadets was inspired to compete after demonstrating SeaPerch at the 2019 Robosub competition. This will be our first year participating in Robosub.

University of Advancing Technology
University of Advancing Technology
UAT Robotics

Tempe, Arizona, USA

 

The UAT Robotics Team is developing an underwater robot as an interdisciplinary platform to explore advanced technology and embedded electronics.

University of Alberta
University of Alberta
Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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The Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project (ARVP) strives to develop, apply, and promote technologies related to the field of autonomous robotics. This student group includes members from the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Business, and Department of Computing Science. ARVP provides opportunities for students to apply their academics to a competitive robotic platform and gain practical experience in project management.

University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia
UBC Subbots

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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UBC Subbots is an engineering design team dedicated to the design and build of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for the RoboSub competition.

University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles at Berkeley

Berkeley, California, USA

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AUVs at Berkeley is a student-led engineering team that strives to develop student leaders with an arsenal of critical thinking skills in the midst of unusual environments and challenging situations. Last year marked our first time participating in the AUVSI RoboSub Competition and we are eager to apply what we have learned towards our latest vehicle. We look forward to meeting you all this summer!

University of California at Riverside
University of California at Riverside
UCR RoboSub

Riverside, California, USA

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UCR RoboSub is an undergraduate all-student-run project. Students plan, design, build, and test complex mechanical, electrical, and software systems in a multidisciplinary setting through a structured, organized project experience. The project seeks to enhance students’ learning in all aspects of robotics engineering, and through RoboSub students gain valuable experience working on a large engineering team, creating an advanced vehicle using proper systems engineering approaches.

University of California San Diego
University of California San Diego
Triton Robosub

San Diego, California, USA

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We are Triton Robosub, a 33 person team spanning over 10 majors from 5 departments at UC San Diego, both undergrad and grad. Our team was established in 2018 and reached semifinals in our debut year, and this year we want to expand our technical skills, design a more robust vehicle, and excel in the 2020 competition!

University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado RoboSub

Boulder, Colorado, USA

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The CU RoboSub club allows STEM inclined students to jump start their career toward engineering robotic systems. Students in our club gain hands on experience in an interdisciplinary environment designing, machining and programming robots for one of the more difficult types of environments: underwater. Besides preparing for each year’s competition we have partnered with a lab on our campus to develop novel state estimators and mapping algorithms for underwater environments.

University of Florida
University of Florida
SubjuGator

Gainesville, Florida, USA

Website | Twitter

 

SubjuGator is an autonomous underwater vehicle project designed and built by students of the Machine Intelligence Laboratory (MIL) 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 Hawaii at Manoa, College of Engineering
University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Engineering
NaviKai

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Website

 

Team NaviKai is a collaborative effort between Engineering Undergraduates from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Undergraduates from the University of Hawai’i’s West O’ahu Campus.Team NaviKai is excited to be the first design team from the University of Hawaii to participate in the annual RoboSub competition and hoping to inspire other engineering hopefuls on campus as they enthusiastically prepare to compete in the RoboSub 2020 competition.

University of Maryland - College Park
University of Maryland - College Park
Robotics at Maryland

College Park, Maryland, USA

Website | Twitter

 

Robotics at Maryland, or R@M, has been working hard on Qubo: an AUV on the smaller side designed for modularity and flexibility in design.

University of Michigan
University of Michigan
Michigan Robotic Submarine

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Website

 

Michigan Robotic Submarine is a University of Michigan student engineering team comprised of primarily undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds and interests. Our team is united by our mission to advance autonomous underwater vehicle technology, cultivate individual member growth, and develop opportunities for future wolverine success.

University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Team at USC

Los Angeles, California, USA

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USC’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Design Team is a student-run organization that builds and designs AUV to compete annually in the Robosub competition. As a fully student-run team , we ensure that all members have a hands-on, practical engineering experience outside of the classroom that can be utilized in their future careers. Overall, we serve as more than a student organization, we prepare every member for their future careers in their chosen field.

University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin
UT RAS RoboSub

Austin, Texas, USA

University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Texas at San Antonio
Aquanator

San Antonio, Texas, USA

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The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Aquanator team is a group consisting of student engineers eager to apply their skills onto aquatic challenges that this competition brings.

University of Victoria
University of Victoria
AUVIC

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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AUVIC is an entirely student focused endeavour based on innovation, excellence, and professionalism. Our mission is to develop marine technology while completing our studies and promoting marine technology to middle-school students. Under this initiative, members gain applied experience collaborating with a cohort comprised of students and faculty to a common goal, creating interesting ideas and next generation concepts.

University of Waterloo
University of Waterloo
Waterloo Aquadrone

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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The University of Waterloo Aquadrone Team is a student-run design team focused on designing a fully autonomous underwater vehicle to compete in the AUVSI RoboSub Competition in San Diego, California. Aquadrone was created in early 2019 by a group of driven engineering students that wanted a unique experience on a design team that had yet to be offered at the University of Waterloo.

Vortex NTNU
Vortex NTNU

Trondheim, Trøndelag, Norway

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Vortex NTNU is an independent student organization at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. Our team is composed of students from different engineering disciplines from bachelor and master degree programs.

Washington State University
Washington State University
Palouse Robosub

Pullman, Washington, USA

Website

 

We are a team of undergraduate students at Washington State University.

Wrocław University of Science and Technology
Wrocław University of Science and Technology
PWr Diving Crew

Wrocław, Poland

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We are KN Robocik and we represent polish Mechanical Faculty of the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. You may know us by PWr Diving Crew project by which we mainly operate. PWr Diving Crew projekt involves designing, constructing, testing and improving autonomous underwater vehicles. Our newest and most advanced creation is ROV 4.0. We hope this artificially intelligence based invention can be used to change the world for the better.

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