Autonomous Underwater Vessel AUV Competitions
The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition (AUVC), the RoboSub Competition, is a student competition based around unmanned boats operating under rules of the waterway. This includes littoral area navigation, channel following and autonomous docking. This is typically done with computer vision, multi-sensor fusion techniques, proactive and reactive path planning, and machine learning approaches using embedded systems within the vehicle.
The use of unmanned autonomous underwater craft for sustained oceanographic observations could result in sea subsurface measurements that have higher spatial and temporal resolution than contemporary methods. Mission-specific autonomous subsea platforms could provide energetically sustainable mission-specific systems to forecast oceanographic trends and to trace the distribution of marine life and ocean conditions over a long-term period.
A WORLD FIRST?
The record to beat for an attempt at an Atlantic crossing by an autonomous submarine, was set my Seaglider, which managed the Atlantic in 18 days.
2012 ROBOSUB COMPETITOR WEBSITES & JORNALS
RoboSub Participating Teams
Facebook page AUVSIFoundation - Supporting Student Robotics
The ultimate RoboBoat. Solarnavigator uses an advanced SWASSH hull as the platform
to mount the world's first autonomous circumnavigation. A fleet of such vessels could be the basis of an international peacekeeping, and/or emergency rescue force. Especially when equipped with the Scorpion anti-pirate laser weapon.
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