Program

RoboBoat 2023

RoboBoat 2023

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 and see the uniqueness of your system compared to that of your competitors from around the world.

Bring your boat and join us at the 16th annual RoboBoat competition!

RoboBoat 2023

  • Dates

    March 22-28, 2023

  • Location

    Nathan Benderson Park

    Sarasota, Florida, USA

  • Eligibility

    High School, College

  • Registration

    Registration is now closed.

Competition Timeline

Join the RoboNation Discord

 

We love keeping up with our team. For the 2023 RoboBoat Competition, we’ll be communicating with the community over the new RoboNation Discord. 

To join our server click the link below.

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Team Time Recordings

Meet the Teams

Bannari Amman Institute of Technology
Bannari Amman Institute of Technology
Vyuha

Erode Dt, Tamil Nadu, India

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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.

Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University
Owltonomous

Dania Beach, Florida, USA

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Team Owltonomous was started by a group of students who had similar passions in exploring autonomy in marine robotics. The team name was based on the University logo, the Owls, and implementing the word autonomous. This years team travelled to New South Wales for the RobotX Competition and is excited to compete in RoboBoat. We are a group of students who hope to keep the robotics legacy going here at Florida Atlantic University.

Gdańsk University of Technology, Science Club SimLE
Gdańsk University of Technology, Science Club SimLE
SeaSentinel

Gdańsk, Poland

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Project SeaSentinel started in November 2021 as a continuation of a high school project named USV “Czajka”, made by Igor Rusiecki and Artur Kamieniecki.  Main goal of this project is to create an Autonomous Surface Vessel capable of conducting water quality measurement operations in ports and coastal areas.  We intend to take part in RoboBoat 2023 competition in Florida, USA.  At the moment we are at the stage of designing and constructing our prototype.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Aritra

Tamil Nadu, India

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We are team Aritra, a group of dedicated and passionate individuals who are committed to advancing the field of marine autonomy. We work on developing innovative solutions for marine autonomy and aspire to make significant contributions to the field through our research and development efforts. Our goal is to develop technology that will enable us to better understand and conserve the world’s oceans, and we are excited to be part of the marine autonomy competition.

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
Barunastra ITS Roboboat Team

Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

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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.

James Martin High School
James Martin High School
MHS Seals

Arlington, Texas, USA

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A Texas – based team of around 16 kids from a STEM academy developing their passion for engineering and programming, attempting to master the combination of autonomous systems and the engineering process. An ambitious team that spends their afternoons after long days of music, art, or athletics to expand their knowledge and bond over their various interests.
Karadeniz Technical University
Karadeniz Technical University
Ortahisar Creatiny Roboteam

Trabzon, Turkey

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Ortahisar Creatiny Roboteam was established in 2022 within Creatiny, a technology community in Karadeniz Technical University. Our team includes engineering students and graduates from different areas who are experts in their fields.

We produced vehicles with high endurance and autonomous features and in 2022, at the ROBOIC UNMANNED BOAT PROTOTOTYPE COMPETITION organized by Turkish Defense Industry Presidency won the first place in Turkey.

Apart from participating in competitions we have also taken steps towards incorporation.

Lake Superior State University
Lake Superior State University
AMORE

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA

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Team Autonomous Maritime Operations and Robotics Engineering (AMORE) is a multidisciplinary group of undergraduate students from Lake Superior State University. Including engineering and non-engineering students, the team has representation from several majors including Fisheries and Wildlife Management. In addition, members from seven countries have participated since AMORE began in 2021. After competing in the 2022 Maritime RobotX Challenge, the team is excited to build their first Autonomous Surface Vessel (ASV) for the 2023 RoboBoat Challenge.

Military Technical College
Military Technical College
MW

Cairo, Egypt

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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 2023, MW are much more into the challenge.

South Dakota Mines
South Dakota Mines
SDM RoBoat Robotics

Rapid City, South Dakota, USA

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We are a second year team that will be making our first appearance in person and is planning on knocking it out of the water. We didn’t make it to competition last year but we did learn a lot from competing virtually and from the mistakes we made along the way. This year we have learned, grown, and will do better then ever.

University of Michigan
University of Michigan
UM::Autonomy

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

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UM::Autonomy is an award-winning student project team from the University of Michigan. Each year we build an autonomous boat to participate in the RoboNation Roboboat competition. 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. Each year we strive to push the physical and conceptual bounds of our autonomous vehicle.
University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
UPRM RoboBoat

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

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UPRM RoboBoat is a multidisciplinary special project under the mechanical engineering department at the Univeristy of Puerto Rico @ Mayaguez. Our mission is to provide members the tools for the technical understanding of the engineering field throughout
multiple engineering branches. And our purpose is to promote and inspire females in a STEM related field so that they become elements of transformation that promote technical and humanitarian advancement.

University of Science and Technology in Cracow
University of Science and Technology in Cracow
AGH Solar Boat

Cracow, Poland

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We are the student research club which is called AGH Solar Boat which promotes an environment-friendly innovative solutions at on of the top technical universities in Poland. One of our projects is an autonomous boat, which has already participated in the previous edition of RoboBoat competition. We are glad that we have the opportunity to participate in the competition in 2023.