RoboSub 2024

RoboSub 2024

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. 

Bring your AUV to Irvine, California and join us at the 27th Annual RoboSub competition!

RoboSub 2024

  • Dates

    August 5-11, 2024

  • Location

    Woollett Aquatics Center

    Irvine, California, USA

  • Eligibility

    High School, College

  • Registration

    • Opens on November 1

    • Closes on March 1

    • $1250 registration fee 

Competition Timeline

Meet the Teams

École de Technologie Supérieure
École de Technologie Supérieure

Montreal, Quebec, Canada



S.O.N.I.A (Système d’Opération Nautique Intelligent et Autonome) is a scientific club from École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal, QC, which has been designing and manufacturing autonomous submarines for 25 years. S.O.N.I.A was founded in 1999 and its members have designed a total of 8 autonomous submarines since. The club is made up of students from programs in mechanics, electrical, automated production and software.

University of Alberta
University of Alberta
Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Founded in 1996, the Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project (ARVP) is a robotics project group at the University of Alberta. The team has built 11 autonomous vehicles and currently focuses on the annual RoboSub Competition. Each member is provided with the education and experience to master one portion of ARVP’s vehicle design. ARVP also engages in community outreach to promote post-secondary education and demonstrate practical uses of robotic technologies.

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