Program

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. 

Are you ready to take on the 23rd RoboSub competition?

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

RoboSub 2021

  • Dates
    • Registration Deadline: April 30
    • Submission Deadline: June 27
    • Awards Party: Date and time to be announced soon! 
  • Location
    • Online! All submissions are collected in the online registration tool.
  • Eligibility
    • High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
  • Registration
  • Cancellation Policy

Registration is Open!

Register to take on the online RoboSub 2021 competition.

Required Submissions

Skills Video(s)
Skills Video(s)
Share your know-how. NEW in 2021!

Submission Format: 1-2 short videos

 

Overview: Strong communication skills are critical to bringing your project to life. Whether you are presenting in person or through video, you must deliver your ideas in a clear and convincing manner. Project supporters, such as supervisors, sponsors, or advisors must understand your ideas, and be convinced of their potential.

 

Students are invited to share the maturity of their system developed for RoboSub 2021 by submitting a series of short technical videos. This visual effort is meant to showcase the team’s approach, decision and challenges while evaluating ability to communicate effectively.

 

Resources

Skills Video Guidelines

Website
Website
Gather your information hub.

Submission Format: Website

 

Overview: Websites are often the first impression to give potential supporters such as supervisors, sponsors or advisors. Whether you work for a small start-up, a large research lab or mid-sized commercial company, your ideas and projects will need support and the first step is often to make a good impression.

 

Resources

Website Guidelines

OPTIONAL Demonstration Video
OPTIONAL Demonstration Video
Showcase your vehicle behaviors. NEW and OPTIONAL in 2021!

Submission Format: 1 video, no longer than 20 minutes

 

Submission Deadline: July 18, 2021

 

Overview: One of the primary advantages of competing in person is the ability to showcase vehicle behaviors. During the competition, the vehicles autonomously perform the given tasks and are evaluated and scored.

 

Since teams/schools/countries have different guidelines they must follow during the pandemic, to maintain equitable opportunities for competition while providing a means to showcase vehicle performance, students are invited to submit an optional demonstration video. These videos will highlight behaviors necessary for the competition.

 

Resources

Optional Demonstration Video Guidelines

 

Make your feedback count and share it on the forum!

Resources

Competition Timeline

Monthly Community Calls

Community Hour

Community Hour is a monthly engagement opportunity designed to bring together participants of all three university competition* communities together, to stay informed with the latest updates and to develop an exciting year of robotics. 

Next Call:

April Community Hour

April 23, 7:00pm ET (New York time)

Click here for help finding your local time.

 

*University Competitions: RoboBoat, RoboSub, RobotX

 

Read last month's summary & sign up for the next call!
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Teams

Ain Shams University
Ain Shams University
ASmarine

Cairo, Egypt

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

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.

Arizona State University
Arizona State University
Underwater Robotics at Arizona State

Tempe, Arizona, USA

 

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.

 California Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology
Caltech Robotics Team

Pasadena, California, USA

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The Caltech Robotics Team is comprised of undergraduates spanning all years and a wide variety of majors from bioengineering to chemistry, but all of us have a passion for creation which we pour into these subs. Through Caltech’s atmosphere of total scientific and engineering immersion, team members begin taking on extensive projects as early as their freshman year and continue to gain valuable technical experience throughout their time at Caltech.

Cornell University
Cornell University
Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Ithaca, New York, USA

Website | FacebookTwitter | Instagram

 

CUAUV is entirely undergraduate-run, consisting of over 45 students spanning numerous academic disciplines. The team offers a holistic engineering experience developing cutting-edge technology; students control the entire design, manufacturing, testing and revision cycle. CUAUV has four sub-teams — electrical, mechanical, business, and software — that work together in developing two AUVs each year.

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

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

UFRJ Nautilus is a team from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro focused on technology and innovation in the field of autonomous vehicles. We are the first Brazilian team to participate in RoboSub. Created in 2016, our team is characterized by interdisciplinarity, with members from different courses. We are engaged to keep tight and build a robot in which all members can be recognized.

Federal University of Santa Catarina
Federal University of Santa Catarina
Terra Competition Team

Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Facebook | Instagram

 

TERRA is the first competition team from the Federal University of Santa Catarina for the development, research, design and construction of an Autonomous Submarine Vehicle (AUV). The team is composed of engineering undergraduate students. The main objective of the team is to increase knowledge and develop new underwater technologies.

Gonzaga University
Gonzaga University
Gonzaga University Robotics

Spokane, Washington, USA

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

GU RoboSub is a place for engineering students of different disciplines to work together to create unique solutions to complex problems and challenges. We are a team of zealous innovators who strive every year to build and perfect an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). We focus on collaboration not only to further our own knowledge but also to provide each team member with valuable hands-on experience.

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

Powai, Mumbai, India

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

AUV-IITB is a multidisciplinary student-faculty group of around 60 students from different specializations at IITBombay having a strong motivation to explore, facilitate research and develop technology in the field of Underwater Robotics. It consists of four sub-divisions, namely Mechanical, Electronics, Software and Business

McGill University
McGill University
McGill Robotics

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

McGill Robotics is a student-run engineering design team at McGill University. We hopes to see its efforts ignite a mobilizing passion for robotics within the McGill community and beyond. Through the team’s initiatives, members of McGill Robotics strive to boldly challenge their professional and technical abilities while constantly striving to exceed both the team’s own expectations and those established by others.

National Institute of Technology Rourkela
National Institute of Technology Rourkela
Tiburon

Rourkela, Odisha, India

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

Formed in 2014, Team Tiburon is an interdisciplinary team from The National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, that works towards designing and developing AUVs capable of performing a plethora of tasks without a human pilot. And we take pride in announcing that we have been actively developing bots capable enough to perform complex operations such as dropping, grabbing, and torpedo shooting. Moreover, we take part in various Student AUV competitions at both National and International levels.

National University of Singapore
National University of Singapore
Bumblebee

Singapore

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

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.

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

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

The Underwater Robotics Team (UWRT) is an interdisciplinary student project team at The Ohio State University that specializes in the design, construction, and operation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). Students from a variety of majors are responsible for every aspect of building the vehicles, including machining housings, soldering circuit boards, and developing software. Additionally, the team presents their robots at a number of STEM outreach events in Columbus.

Team Inspiration
Team Inspiration

San Diego, California, USA

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

We are a 10th-year robotics team from San Diego, California, with students ranging from 8th grade to 12th grade. We currently participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge, RoboSub, 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!

University of Florida
University of Florida
SubjuGator

Gainesville, Florida, USA

Website | Twitter | Instagram

 

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 (primarily) 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 Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
RUMarino

Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

Team RUMarino, founded under CROME UPRM’s robotic association in 2015. In 2018, it was adopted by the Robotic and Automation Society of the IEEE, Student chapter. RUMarino is committed to build the next generation AUV, which will represent the university, the sponsors and Puerto Rico, in the International RoboSub competition. RUMarino is a multidisciplinary team that consists of various majors. RUMarino had compete three times, and had bring prizes in two occasions.

Vortex Alexandria
Vortex Alexandria

Alexandria, Egypt

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We are a team compromised of students from several universities all over Egypt 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.

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.

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

Wroclaw, Poland

WebsiteFacebook | Instagram

 

PWr Diving Crew project is held by Science Club „Robocik” operating at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology since 2016. Its main goal is to design and develop remotely operated and autonomous underwater robots. Our team consists of over 60 ambitious students who independently organize project, work on it and promote results. Currently, we are also working on usage of fuel cells and improvement of navigation and communication.

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