Program

RoboBoat 2022

RoboBoat 2022

Ahoy explorers! Are you keen on taking an experimental learning approach to maritime autonomy? Let us introduce you to RoboBoat. 

RoboBoat is an international competition that invites participants to tackle simplified versions of challenges facing the modern maritime industry. These challenges may include coastal surveillance, port security, oceanographic exploration, and cooperative behavior between systems operating in different domains (air and sea). 

Ready your sea legs and set sail on this systems engineering journey where you will have the opportunity to design, build and test an Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV). Once your masterpiece is complete, put it to the test at RoboBoat and see the uniqueness of your system compared to that of your competitors from around the world.

 

 

RoboBoat 2022

Competition Timeline

Resources

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Results Overview

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Team Handbook

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Task Ideas

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TeamTime Recordings

Meet the Teams

02 | Alexandria University / AASTMT (Online)
02 | Alexandria University / AASTMT (Online)
Sobek Team

Alexandria, Egypt

Website | Facebook

Technical Design Report | Competition Strategy Video

Community & Outreach

 

The team consists of a joint project between Alexandria University and Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport.  6 students of Alexandria University are working on the naval Architecture side of the project In addition to the Machine learning joint part. 7 students from the Arab Academy Technical and Vocational Institute carrying out the manufacturing ,control, and hardware.

03 | Bannari Amman Institute of Technology (Online)
03 | Bannari Amman Institute of Technology (Online)
Vyuha

Erode, Tamil Nadu, India

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Technical Design Report | Competition Strategy Video

Online Demonstrations: Video #1Video #2, Video #3Video #4, Video #5

 

We are team Vyuha representing Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, India. The team of undergraduate engineers from various engineering disciplines is interested in researching new technologies in the field of ocean technology. Also, we proudly take part in plenty of outreach activities each year to perform this type of event.

04 | Cornell University (Online)
04 | Cornell University (Online)
AutoBoat

Ithaca, New York, USA

Website | Instagram

Technical Design Report | Competition Strategy Video

 

Cornell University AutoBoat is a team of like-minded undergraduate engineers and scientists who aim to push the boundaries of novel maritime technology. Our team maintains close ties with the local Ithaca community by hosting numerous outreach events, where we emphasize learning outcomes and other high-level concepts in order to inspire the next generation of engineers and drive students’ interest in STEM.
 
05 | Diponegoro University (Online)
05 | Diponegoro University (Online)
Aterkia Roboboat Team

Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Website | Instagram

Technical Design Report | Competition Strategy Video

Online Demonstration

 

Aterkia Roboboat is a nonprofit robotic organization at Diponegoro University, Indonesia that focuses on
Autonomous Surface Vehicle research and development. Our target is to be an Indonesian’s leading Autonomous Surface Vehicle organization that contributes to Indonesians’ maritime vehicle technology.

08 | Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (In-Person)
08 | Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (In-Person)
BARUNASTRA ITS

This team is trying to compete in-person but are currently waiting for their VISAs. There is a chance they will have to default to online participation.

 

Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Technical Design Report | Competition Strategy Video

Demonstration Video

 

Barunastra ITS Roboboat Team is a research team from Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) which focuses on developing unmanned vessels since 2012. We specialize in designing and producing ASV (Autonomous Surface Vehicle), FERC (Fuel Engine Remote Control) and RC (Remote Control) boats. Established by ITS Robotics, Metic Club from Marine Engineering, and Hydromodelling Club from Naval Architecture, Barunastra ITS has a strong commitment to help foster the world’s maritime technology advancement.

09 | Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Online)
09 | Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Online)
VantTec

Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Technical Design Report | Competition Strategy Video

Online Demonstration VideoCommunity & Outreach

 

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.

11 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (In-Person)
11 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (In-Person)
Arcturus

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Website | Instagram

Technical Design Report | Competition Strategy Video

Community & Outreach

 

We are Arcturus, a RoboBoat team representing the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This is our first year competing in the competition, and we are very excited to get off to a strong start. We are an entirely student-run team, with the majority of the team comprised of underclassmen. We hope to foster a space where students can learn and explore together, and have a lot of fun along the way!

12 | Military Technical College (Online)
12 | Military Technical College (Online)
MW

Cairo, Egypt

Website

Technical Design Report | Competition Strategy Video

 

MW in ancient Egyptian language means water. MW is a seasoned undergraduate team, based in Cairo, Egypt, representing the Military Technical College and specialized in building maritime autonomous systems, ASV and ROV. Loaded with thousands of years of ancient Egyptian legacy of ship building.

 

Although 2019 was the first entry for MW, which was full of logistics issues, but got rewarded the rapid prototyping award. This year 2022, MW are much more into the challenge.

13 | Politeknik Negeri Batam (Online)
13 | Politeknik Negeri Batam (Online)
BARELANG-MRT

Batam, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Technical Design Report | Competition Strategy Video

Online Demonstration Video | Community & Outreach

 

Barelang Marine Robotics team is an international participant from Politeknik Negeri Batam to compete at the Roboboat competition 2022 in Florida. Members of Team Barelang MRT (Marine Robotics Team) consist of three study programs:  mechatronics, robotics, and ship planning and construction. We are confident we can carve achievements at RoboBoat 2022. Building together to be a winner.

17 | Universitas Gadjah Mada (Online)
17 | Universitas Gadjah Mada (Online)
Gamantaray UGM

This team is trying to compete in-person but are currently waiting for their VISAs. There is a chance they will have to default to online participation.

 

Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Technical Design Report | Competition Strategy Video

Online Demonstrations: Video #1, Video #2, Video #3, Video #4Video #5

 

Gamantaray UGM is an organization based in Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia that mainly focuses on marine and naval technologies research. It was founded in 2012 and now becoming the lead organization in marine and naval research in Universitas Gadjah Mada.

19 | University of Michigan (In-Person)
19 | University of Michigan (In-Person)
UM::Autonomy

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Technical Design Report | Competition Strategy Video

 

UM::Autonomy is an award-winning student project team from the University of Michigan. We aim to further the study of autonomous robotics at the University of Michigan by providing students with hands-on multidisciplinary design experience in artificial intelligence, image processing, navigation, naval architecture, and mechanical design.

RoboBoat Judge Opportunities

Website Judge (Online)
Website Judge (Online)
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

 • May 18 @ 1700 ET | Judges Training

 • May 19 – June 12 | Evaluation Period

 • June 14 @ 1700 ET | Judges Reconciliation

 

Interested? Sign up here!

Technical Design Report (TDR) Judge (Online)
Technical Design Report (TDR) Judge (Online)
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

 • May 18 @ 1700 ET | Judges Training

 • May 19 – June 12 | Evaluation Period

 • June 14 @ 1700 ET | Judges Reconciliation

 

Interested? Sign up here!

Competition Strategy Video Judge (Online)
Competition Strategy Video Judge (Online)
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

 • May 18 @ 1700 ET | Judges Training

 • May 19 – June 12 | Evaluation Period

 • June 14 @ 1700 ET | Judges Reconciliation

 

Interested? Sign up here!

Design Presentation Judge (Online OR On-Site)
Design Presentation Judge (Online OR On-Site)
Time Commitment: June 21-23

Overview: Judges evaluate a 30-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:

 • June 21 | Judges Training

 • June 21-23 | Presentations 

 

Interested? Sign up here!

Autonomy Challenge Course Judge (On-Site)
Autonomy Challenge Course Judge (On-Site)
Time Commitment: June 22-25

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:

 • June 22 | Judges Training

 • June 23-24 | Semi-Finals 

 • June 25 | Finals

 

Interested? Sign up here!