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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.
July 27, 2022 - August 2, 2022
NEW LOCATION! SAME CHALLENGE!
University of Maryland
Eppley Recreation Center
4128 Valley Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742
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TeamTime | July 17, 2022
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July 27 | Team Orientation, Online Design Presentations
July 28 | Practice Runs, Design Presentations
July 29 | Practice Runs, Design Presentations
July 30 | Practice Runs, RoboSub 25th Celebration
July 31 | Autonomy Challenge Semi-Finals Day 1
August 1 | Autonomy Challenge Semi-Finals Day 2
August 2 | Last Chance Runs, Autonomy Challenge Finals, Awards
July 27 | Day 1 Design Presentations – Online Teams
July 28 | Day 2 Design Presentations – In-Person Teams
July 29 | Day 3 Design Presentations – In-Person teams
We’re looking for a number of volunteers to make RoboSub a success! A volunteer assists with physical or general tasks related to executing the onsite event.
July 26-27 | Set-Up Volunteers
General, Set-Up, Divers, Audio/Visual Support
June 28 – August 2 | Event Volunteers
General, Registration, Score Runner, Divers, Internet Support, Photographer, Presentation Marshall, STEM Booth, Audio/Visual Support
August 3 | Tear Down Volunteers
General, Tear-Down, Technical Support, Divers
Couldn’t make it in person? Just want to relive the epic events of the week? Get an overview of 2022 RoboSub at RoboSub.org
Pleasanton, California, USA
Technical Design Report | Competition Strategy Video
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!
Dhaka, Mohakhali, Bangladesh
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.
Los Angeles, California, USA
RoboSubLA is an engineering team that builds autonomous submarine vehicles each year for the international RoboSub competition. Members have the opportunity to design advanced robotics systems and work on an interdisciplinary project.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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.
Ithaca, New York, USA
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.
New Delhi, India
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.
Durham, North Carolina, USA
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.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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, Merkez, Turkey
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.
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.
UFRJ Nautilus is a team from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro focused on technology and innovation in the field of autonomous vehicles. Created in 2016, our main domain and current focus is the development of Autonomous Submarine Vehicles (AUV’s), which are unmanned robots that perform their tasks completely independently.
Mumbai, Maarashtra, India
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
VantTec is a group of students from Tec de Monterrey focused on the research and development of unmanned autonomous vehicles. The team emerged in 2017 as a multidisciplinary project with undergraduate and graduate students interested in researching new technologies, revolutionizing the field of STEM.
Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand
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).
Marietta, Georgia, USA
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.
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
We are researchers in Ishii Lab and Nishida Lab at Kyushu Institute of Technology.
We specialize on building underwater vehicles and studying its behavior.
We specialize in either Machinery, Circuitry or Software Development (or a mixture of these).
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
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.
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray, Russia
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.
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
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.
Bozeman, Montana, USA
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.
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.
Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA
We are a small but growing team that is truly passionate for robotics, with a wide array of students from different majors, backgrounds, and life goals that fit under the wide umbrella we’ve created for them through our robotics club.
San Diego, California, USA
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, New York, USA
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.
College Station, Texas, USA
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.
Columbus, Ohio, USA
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.
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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.
Gainesville, Florida, USA
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.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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.
Columbia, Missouri, USA
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!
Trondheim, Troendelag, Norway
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.
The Automation and Robotics Science Club ‘Robocik’ has been operating at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Wrocław University of Technology since 1997. The PWr Diving Crew project, which works with the construction of autonomous and remotely controlled underwater vehicles, has been implemented since 2016.