Program

RoboSub 2022

RoboSub 2022

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 25th RoboSub competition?

RoboSub 2022

  • Dates

    July 27, 2022 - August 2, 2022

  • Location

    NEW LOCATION!  SAME CHALLENGE!

    University of Maryland, College Park

    College Park, Maryland, USA

  • Eligibility

    High School, College

  • Vehicle

    Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

  • Registration

    Registration is now closed.

     

    Early Bird Registration (NOW CLOSED)

    • $800 USD
    • Deadline: Extended to February 20

     

    Full Registration (NOW CLOSED)

    • $900 USD
    • Deadline: Extended to April 17, 2022

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Meet the Teams

Amador Valley High School Robotics
Amador Valley High School Robotics
AVBotz

Pleasanton, California, USA

Website | Twitter | Instagram

 

AVBotz was founded in 1999 and is from Amador Valley High School, based in Pleasanton California. We’re competing for the first time in-person with our new vehicle, Nemo. Nemo was designed and built from scratch by members from the Software, Mechanical, and Electrical divisions. Throughout the year, business members maintains funds and outreach such as our quarterly newsletter. We’ve placed top 10 eight times, and are hoping to repeat our history of excellence!

Autonomous Maritime Robotics Association at Embry-Riddle
Autonomous Maritime Robotics Association at Embry-Riddle
Team Unsinkable
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
 
Team Unsinkable is an independent, student-led team representing Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, composed entirely of undergraduate students of varying majors. Our mission is to deliver a positive working environment where students can gain valuable experience working as a team in order to solve difficult real-life problems while utilizing the engineering process.
BRAC University
BRAC University
BRACU Duburi

Dhaka, Mohakhali, Bangladesh

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

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.

Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University
Tartan AUV

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Website | Twitter | Instagram

 

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

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

CUAUV designs, builds, and programs two completely autonomous underwater vehicles every year to navigate a complicated underwater obstacle course with no human intervention whatsoever: ramming buoys, dropping weighted darts on targets, firing torpedoes, picking up PVC structures, and more. CUAUV is entirely undergraduate-run, consisting of over 50 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.

Delhi Technological University
Delhi Technological University
DTU AUV

New Delhi, India

Website | FacebookInstagram

 

DTU AUV is a team of undergraduate students from the Delhi Technological University (Formerly Delhi College of Engineering). We aim to develop Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and Remotely Operated Vehicles of industrial standards. We test our progress against the world by participating in reputed competitions like RoboSub, MATE ROV, and SAUVC. The vehicles are designed by fusion of research work in the field of mechanical engineering, electronics, instrumentation, image processing, and acoustics.

Duke University
Duke University
Duke Robotics Club

Durham, North Carolina, USA

Website | Facebook

 

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

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

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

Edirne Deneyap Teknoloji Atölyeleri
Edirne Deneyap Teknoloji Atölyeleri
Matiricie

Edirne, Merkez, Turkey

Website | Instagram

 

Matiricie is a team that conducts R&D studies on unmanned underwater vehicles. We are the first students of Edirne Deneyap Teknoloji Atölyeleri and the pioneer team. Our team consists of Kerem Yıldız, Kadircan Bilir, Beril Yenice, Esra Çakır, Tunç Tuncay and Kübra Özdemir. Our team mentor is Mert Hızmalı. In Turkey we participated Teknofest ROV competition, which is hosted by Turkish government, twice. We also participated other robotic competitions. And this year we want to do our best and take place in Robosub’22.

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

Santa Catarina, Brazil
Website | 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.

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
AUV IIT Bombay

Mumbai, Maarashtra, India

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

AUV-IITB comprises 55+ highly enthusiastic and hard-working technocrats on underwater robotics ranging from freshmen to driven senior undergraduates and experienced post-graduates spanning various branches of engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. We work on Matsya, a series of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), to deliver a research platform in underwater robotics and promote autonomous systems.
 
Kasetsart University
Kasetsart University
SEAPUP

Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

With the passion and dedication of a group of students and researchers, the SEAPUP team was established in 2022. The team consists of new student members and some students with experience in previous Robosub competitions as a ex-member of the ZEABUS team. SEAPUP includes students from various departments such as electrical, computer, mechanical and aerospace engineering. Our team is supported by the Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University. We are also currently collaborating with AI and Robotics Ventures Company Limited (ARV).

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University
AUV at KSU

Marietta, Georgia, USA

Website | Instagram

 

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.

Lehigh University
Lehigh University
Lehigh Underwater Robotics (LUR)

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Website | Instagram

 

Lehigh Underwater Robotics aims to provide students with hands-on experience in the design, building, and testing of underwater drones. We aspire to provide engagement in various interdisciplinary underwater robotics projects that involve software development, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and business management . Additionally, Lehigh Underwater Robotics provides community engagement and outreach activities through these projects to inspire the next generation of engineers in underwater robotics.

Maritime State Universitv named after admiral G.I. Nevelskoy
Maritime State Universitv named after admiral G.I. Nevelskoy
MSU Robotics Team

Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray, Russia

Website | Instagram

 

The Maritime State University underwater robotics team was founded in 2013. In total, our team took part in RoboSub 5 times. At the moment, the best achievement in the international arena is the third place in 2015 at the 18 International RoboSub Competition in San Diego (USA). The basis of the team is made up of both experienced participants in previous RoboSub competitions, as well as university students and cadets, for whom participation in such an event is the first serious experience.

McGill University
McGill University
McGill Robotics

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

McGill Robotics is an engineering design team that builds robots for international competitions as well as organizes RoboHacks annually. The team’s goal is to foster an interest in robotics through competition, cultivate a relationship with the surrounding Montreal community, and much closer to home, to create a core community at McGill via the “Team Before Machine” philosophy.

Memorial University of Newfoundland
Memorial University of Newfoundland
MUN RoboSub

St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Website

 

MUN RoboSub is a recognized engineering student design group at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s. Located in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean in the most easterly province of Canada, MUN RoboSub is a team of diverse engineering students working on bringing a concept to reality.

Montana State University
Montana State University
RoboCats

Bozeman, Montana, USA

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

The Montana State University RoboCats are a robotics club based in Bozeman, MT, USA. Their primary focus is on developing undergraduate experience in the fields of robotics and maritime engineering. The team is composed entirely of undergraduates, with no required experience before joining.

National University of Singapore
National University of Singapore
Bumblebee Autonomous Systems

Singapore, Singapore

Website | 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 array of powerful actuators.

New York University
New York University
NYU RoboSub

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Instagram

 

NYU RoboSub is a multi-disciplinary team of 40 New York University Tandon School of Engineering students based out of Brooklyn, NY. The team spans 11 different majors and includes both undergraduate and graduate students.

San Diego State University
San Diego State University
SDSU Mechatronics

San Diego, California, USA

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

Mechatronics is a fully student-run organization at San Diego State University.

As a multidisciplinary team of engineering, software and business students, we provide a challenging team-based environment with real-world applications, such as designing, fabricating, programming, and testing autonomous underwater vehicle systems.

Syracuse University
Syracuse University
Orange Robotics

Syracuse, New York, USA

Website | Facebook


Orange Robotics is a small club that sits in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University. Our mission is to expose students to the field of robotics by encouraging them to participate in the designing, building, and creating of robots. At Orange Robotics we promote creativity and inspire students to become technology leaders. We push learning and use our acquired skills to compete in robotic competitions and engage in collaborative-based projects.

Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University
WE REAF

College Station, Texas, USA

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

The Women in Engineering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) team was created in 2015. WE AUV is a student-led project team at Texas A&M University. Our purpose is to build an AUV with members that range from freshmen to seniors. The WE REAF team represents a variety of engineering majors and we welcome students with experience at any level.

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

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Website | Twitter | Instagram

 

The Underwater Robotics Team is an interdisciplinary student project team that specializes in the design, construction, and operation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). Students from a variety of majors are responsible for every aspect of building the vehicles, including machining the housings, soldering the circuit boards, and developing the software. These vehicles are designed for the purpose of competing in the international AUVSI RoboSub competition held annually in San Diego, California. Additionally, the team presents their robots at a number of STEM outreach events in the Columbus community as a way of giving back and generating interest in the field of robotics.

Underwater Robotics Club at NC State University
Underwater Robotics Club at NC State University
Underwater Robotics Club at NC State University

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Website | Twitter

 

The Underwater Robotics Club at NC State University is a student-run organization made up of engineers of all backgrounds, both graduate and undergraduate, and all of whom have at least one thing in common: our passion for robotics.

 

Our goal is twofold:
1. Design and create our autonomous underwater robot, Seawolf, to compete in the RoboSub competition.
2. Promote and take part in the advancement of robotics education in students of all ages.

University of Alberta
University of Alberta
Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

The Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project (ARVP) is an interdisciplinary robotics student group from the University of Alberta, whose purpose is to encourage the development of autonomous robotic technologies within the University and the Edmonton area. ARVP enables students to gain practical experience in managing a robotics project from inception to completion, applying their education to real-world problems, and developing their knowledge in the field of robotics.

University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia
UBC Subbots

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Website | Facebook

 

We are a student design team from UBC in Vancouver, Canada, and we are hoping to compete this year with our AUV: Steelhead. The team was founded in 2017 and is 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 Florida, Machine Intelligence Lab
University of Florida, Machine Intelligence Lab
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 Michigan
University of Michigan
Michigan Robotic Submarine

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Website

 

Michigan Robotic Submarine is a student-led engineering team comprised of primarily undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds and interests from the University of Michigan, working together to design and build an autonomous robotic submarine for the annual RoboSub competition.

University of Missouri - Columbia
University of Missouri - Columbia
Mizzou SURF

Columbia, Missouri, USA

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

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. We are currently hard at work preparing for the 2022 virtual RoboSub competition!

University of San Diego
University of San Diego
USD Robotics Team

San Diego, California, USA

 

The USD Robotics club is composed of mainly undergrads with 2 graduate students. This is our first year participating and we’re excited to get this program started in our university. We’re going for a minimalistic low-cost approach.

Vortex NTNU
Vortex NTNU
Vortex NTNU

Trondheim, Troendelag, Norway

Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

Vortex NTNU is a Norwegian student organization specializing in maritime robotics, both under and over the surface. They competed in RoboSub for the first time in 2019, and is looking forward to coming back on-site with a new AUV.

RoboSub Judge Opportunities

Website Judge (Virtual)
Website Judge (Virtual)
Time Commitment: 8 hours

Overview: Judges evaluate team websites for content, usability and design using the website guidelines.

 

Eligibility:

 • 18+ years old; and

 • Not currently a member or advisor of a competing team.

 

Preferred Experience: Knowledge and experience developing websites/UI/UX and/or basic principles of engineering and/or technical communication.

 

Travel: Not Required

 

Time Commitment:

 • 20 min / site (assigned all websites)

 • 4 weeks to review

 • Total time: 8 hours

(1hr training + score evaluation + 1hr reconciliation mtg)

 

Key Dates

 • June 15 @ 1700 ET | Judges Training

 • June 15 – July 17 | Evaluation Period

 • July 20 @ 1700 ET | Judges Reconciliation

 

Interested? Sign up here!

Technical Design Report (TDR) Judge (Virtual)
Technical Design Report (TDR) Judge (Virtual)
Time Commitment: 14-16 hours

Overview: Judges evaluate a 5-page technical report that describes the team’s vehicle design, as well as strategies for their approach to the tasks. The TDR should also include rationale for design choices.

 

Eligibility:

 • 18+ years old; and

 • Not currently a member or advisor of a competing team.

 

Preferred Experience:  Knowledge and experience reviewing proposals or program reports for performance or funding approval or continuation. Understanding of general engineering design principles, maritime robotics and/or autonomy. 

 

Travel: Not Required

 

Time Commitment:

 • 45-60 min / report (14 reports)

 • 2 weeks to review

 • Total time: 14-16 hours

(1hr training + score evaluation + 1hr reconciliation mtg)

 

Key Dates

 • June 15 @ 1700 ET | Judges Training

 • June 15 – July 17 | Evaluation Period

 • July 20 @ 1700 ET | Judges Reconciliation

 

Interested? Sign up here!

Competition Strategy Video Judge (Virtual)
Competition Strategy Video Judge (Virtual)
Time Commitment: 14-16 hours

Overview: Judges evaluate an 8-minute video on competition strategy, using the video scoring rubric. These videos are evaluated on the team’s ability to convey technical approach, decisions and challenges while also evaluating ability to communicate in a clear and convincing manner.

 

Eligibility:

 • 18+ years old; and

 • Not currently a member or advisor of a competing team.

 

Preferred Experience: Knowledge and experience with maritime technology, particularly autonomous systems and/or vehicles.

 

Travel: Not Required

 

Time Commitment:

 • 45-60 min / video

 • Total time: 14-16 hours

(1hr training + score evaluation + 1hr reconciliation mtg)

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Key Dates

 • June 15 @ 1700 ET | Judges Training

 • June 15 – July 17 | Evaluation Period

 • July 20 @ 1700 ET | Judges Reconciliation

 

Interested? Sign up here!

Design Presentation Judge (Virtual OR On-Site)
Design Presentation Judge (Virtual OR On-Site)
Time Commitment: July 30 - August 1

Overview: Judges evaluate a 15-minute presentation where teams present their competition strategy and how that plan impacted their design and selections. Judges attend all presentations (virtually or in person) and engage with relevant technical discussion and questions. Judges participate in scoring discussions to determine scoring and awards.

 

Eligibility:

 • 18+ years old; 

 • Knowledge and experience with maritime technology, particularly autonomous systems and/or vehicles; and

 • Not currently a member or advisor of a competing team.

 

Travel: Not Required, Preferred

 

Time Commitment:

 • July 30 | Judges Training

 • July 30 – August 1 | Presentations 

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Interested? Sign up here!

Autonomy Challenge Course Judge (On-Site)
Autonomy Challenge Course Judge (On-Site)
Time Commitment: July 30 - August 2

Overview: Judges are assigned an Autonomy Challenge course to observe team’s attempt at autonomous completion of tasks. Judges are expected to alternate between judging from land or a platform on water (kayak). Judges are in direct sunlight for most of the time, and are provided a hat and sun protective tools. Judges participate in scoring discussions to determine scoring, finalists, and awards.

 

Eligibility:

 • 18+ years old; 

 • Knowledge and experience with maritime technology, particularly autonomous systems and/or vehicles; and

 • Not currently a member or advisor of a competing team.

 

Travel: Required

 

Time Commitment:

 • July 30 | Judges Training

 • July 31 – August 1 | Semi-Finals 

 • August 2 | Finals

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Interested?Sign up here!