2020 RoboBoat

2020 RoboBoat


Assemble your team and design an autonomous, robotic boat to navigate and race through an aquatic obstacle course. The behaviors your Autonomous Surface Vessel (ASV), or RoboBoat will demonstrate will mimic tasks that are currently being developed for coastal surveillance, port security and other types of oceanographic operations. 

Will you take on the 13th RoboBoat competition?



Rules and Task Descriptions

Read through the latest Rules and Task Descriptions document for information ranging from entry rules to the competition course.

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2020 RoboBoat Season


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Robotics Association at Embry-Riddle

Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

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The Robotic Association at Embry-Riddle is a team that has been competing since the start of Roboboat. This year, the Phantom II is our returning platform after great success last year.

Florida State University Panama City/Gulf Coast State College
Florida State University Panama City/Gulf Coast State College
Seminole Coast

Panama City, Florida, USA

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Seminole Coast is a returning team from Panama City. Last year they won the Best First Year Documentation award at RoboBoat 2019. They are comprised of two different universities: FSU Panama City and Gulf Coast State College.

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
Barunastra ITS RoboBoat Team

Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

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Barunastra comes from two words; Varuna/Baruna which, according to Hindu belief, means the God of the sea and Astra meaning a weapon. Thus, Barunastra means the weapon of the sea God. Barunastra ITS Team focuses on the research of Autonomous Robots Vessels since 2012. There are 3 main divisions that play an important role in this team, Mechanics, Electro-Programming, and Official. Our core vision is developing unmanned vessels to foster the world’s maritime technology advancement.

University of Michigan
University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

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UM::Autonomy is an award-winning undergraduate student project team from the University of Michigan. Each year we build an autonomous boat to participate in the RoboNation Roboboat competition. The boat is completely designed and programmed by students. We aim to provide students with hands-on multidisciplinary design experience in artificial intelligence, naval architecture, and electrical engineering. Each year we strive to push the physical and conceptual bounds of our autonomous vehicle.

Find Out More

By land, sea, airspace or cyberspace there’s a place for you in RoboNation. Before we start asking complex questions, let’s start with some simple ones, like your name, email and your field of interest.

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