RoboBoat 2023 was held in-person and online at the Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida, USA, with 23 teams representing nine countries — Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Poland, Puerto Rico, Turkey, and the United States. This was a record number of teams participating in the 16th year of the competition.
Congratulations to all RoboBoat 2023 teams — both in-person and online! We look forward to seeing you in 2024!
March 22-28, 2023
Sarasota, Florida, USA
High School, College
Registration is now closed.
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Meet the Teams
Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (Online)
Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (Online)
Bannari Amman Institute of Technology (Online)
Erode Dt, Tamil Nadu, India
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.
Coast Guard Academy
Cornell University AutoBoat
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Gdańsk University of Technology, Science Club SimLE
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.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Tech Marine Robotics Group
Hagerty High School & UCF
The Water Dogs
Oviedo, Florida, USA
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
Barunastra ITS Roboboat Team
Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
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 W Martin High School
Arlington, Texas, USA
Karadeniz Technical University
Ortahisar Creatiny Roboteam
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
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA
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.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Arcturus is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s autonomous robotics team. We specialize in marine robotics and build autonomous underwater and surface vehicles. This is our second year as a team. We are excited to share what we’ve built during RoboBoat 2023!
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Iceberg ASV (Autonomous Surface Vehicle) is a new student-led design team at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Iceberg ASV began in February 2022 with 3
members, and now consists of 13 undergraduate students.
Military Technical College
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.
Politeknik Negeri Batam (Online)
Barelang Marine Robotic Team
South Dakota Mines
SDM RoBoat Robotics
Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
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.
Universitas Sebelas Maret
Bengawan UV Team
Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
Bengawan UV Roboboat team is a Sub division of Bengawan UV Team of Universitas Sebelas Maret. This team had been established since December 2016. This team aims for advance research in science and technology especially on unmanned surface vehicle in Indonesia.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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
AGH Solar Boat
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.