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RobotX Challenge 2022

RobotX Challenge 2022

Ahoy explorers! It's time to take maritime robotics and autonomy to the next level. Let us introduce you to the Maritime RobotX Challenge.

The Maritime RobotX Challenge is an international, university-level competition designed to foster student interest in autonomous robotic systems operating in the maritime domain, with an emphasis on the science and engineering of cooperative autonomy. This competition facilitates the building of international relationships between students, academic institutions, and industry partners.

Gather your bearings and set out on this systems engineering journey where you will get the opportunity to broaden your exposure to autonomy and robotic technologies by developing a maritime system using the WAM-V surface craft manufactured by Marine Advanced Robotics.

RoboNation, in collaboration with the United States Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) is pleased to announce that the 2022 Maritime RobotX Challenge will take place at the Sydney International Regatta Centre from November 11 – 17, 2022. Click here to keep reading the announcement.

Details

Competition Timeline

Resources

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Results Overview

Final Standings / Awards

 

Final Scoresheet – Coming Soon!

 

Relive the Awards Announcement – Video Coming Soon!

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2022 Team Handbook (V3)

The Team Handbook document provides all the competition details, rules, and task descriptions for participating in the 2022 Maritime RobotX Challenge.

 

Last Updated: October 26, 2022

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OpenHSI Resources

OpenHSI is a complete camera and software hyperspectral imaging system developed by staff and students at the University of Sydney, originally funded by The Commonwealth of Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), Maritime Division. 

 

 

Last Updated: February 23, 2022

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TeamTime Recordings

TeamTime | October 27, 2022

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TeamTime | September 29, 2022

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TeamTime | August 25, 2022

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Notes from Zoom Chat

 

TeamTime | July 14, 2022

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TeamTime | May 26, 2022

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TeamTime | April 7, 2022

Links to Recording and Slide Presentation posted soon…

 

TeamTime | February 24, 2022

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Technical Design Paper Guidelines

The Technical Design Paper is a required a submission for all RobotX 2022 teams. This document provides the guidelines and template for the submission.

 

Last Updated: September 26, 2022

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Pilot Flight Test + UAV Demonstration

This document provides instructions on the Pilot Flight Test and UAV Demonstration. On the first day of competition, teams are required to have each licensed pilot pass a flight test as supervised by MAAA. The objective of the Pilot Flight Proficiency Test is to demonstrate the pilot’s ability to take control of the UAV if required and land it safely as and if required.

 

Last Updated: September 29, 2022

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Shipping Guidelines

Teams are required to submit a shipping plan for their Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel (WAM-V), other supporting equipment and batteries. In order to facilitate shipping of equipment to Australia and to help clear customs and ensure compliance with all Australian government agencies, an official freight forwarder has been selected: TGL (Think Global Logistics).

 

Each 2022 RobotX Team will be given a shipping credit with TGL for RobotX WAM-V shipping, download the document for more details.

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Event Resources

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Welcome to Australia

This document is to welcome all international visitors to Australia and all domestic visitors to New South Wales. There may be information in here that you already know, an update on information since your last visit or perhaps it is all brand new–some of it is highly relevant to RobotX and for your time in Australia; and other bits are for fun and enjoyment. Whatever the case, we hope you find the information in here useful and amusing.

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Event Schedule

November 11 | Opening Ceremony, Team Orientation, Judges Training

November 12 | Practice/Qualifying Runs, Design Presentations

November 13 | Practice/Qualifying Runs, Design Presentations

November 14 | Practice/Qualifying Runs, Design Presentations, University Day

November 15 | Semi-Finals/Qualifying, System Assessments, STEM Day, VIP Reception

November 16 | Semi-Finals, System Assessments

November 17 | Finals, Awards

 

 

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Presentation & Assessments Schedules

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Spectator Guide

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the 4th biennial Maritime RobotX Challenge! Our teams have worked very hard to get here, and we’re thrilled to connect with our teams and community around the world after four years off.  

We have developed this guide to assist you in all you need to know about RobotX 2022. Sit back and prepare to be amazed at the ideas and concepts presented by these students!

 

Coming Soon

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Shuttle Bus Map, Stops & Schedule

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Sydney International Regatta Centre Venue Regulations

All teams are required to read the Venue Regulations prior to arriving at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.

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Meet the Teams

Advancing Science, Technology, and Art
Advancing Science, Technology, and Art
Team Inspiration

San Diego, California, USA

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Technical Design Paper

Team Introduction Video

 

We are a robotics team based in San Diego, California, that was started in 2011. We have students ranging from 8th grade to college undergraduates. We currently participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge, RoboSub, RoboCar and RobotX competitions. Our goal is to be able to learn the most we can about robotics and to spread all that knowledge to others. Fittingly, our team motto is:
To Learn, to Share, to Innovate, to Inspire!

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Team Minion

Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Technical Design Paper

Team Introduction Video

 

Team Minion is a student lead team. Our team has a multi-disciplinary approach to accomplishing tasks and focuses on teaching students the necessary technical skills to succeed in engineering. The team seeks members from all engineering disciplines but is composed of a mechanical engineering core and is lead by the mechanical engineering faculty. Team Minion brings together undergraduate and graduate students with faculty to tackle the challenges of maritime autonomy.

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology
Marine Robotics Group

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Website | Twitter | Instagram

Technical Design Paper

Team Introduction Video

 

The Marine Robotics Group is a student team at Georgia Tech tackling the challenges of sending autonomous machines into the blue. With a focus on exploration, the group develops vessels for advanced autonomy and long-range endurance, which are put to the test in the RobotX and Microtransat Challenges. Team members include undergraduate and graduate students from various majors and backgrounds who share an interest in robots capable of discovery.

Lake Superior State University / Queensland University of Technology
Lake Superior State University / Queensland University of Technology
AMORE / Team QUT

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Technical Design Paper

Team Introduction Video

 

Team AMORE is a diverse group of engineering students spanning two continents. In the United States, students working toward undergraduate degrees in Mechanical, Electrical, Robotics, and Computer engineering are developing the Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) and creating the low-level control needed for the vessel’s autonomy. Recently, Lake Superior State University formed a partnership with Queensland University of Technology.

Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang Technological University
SINGABOAT2022

Singapore, Singapore

Website

Technical Design Paper

Team Introduction Video

 

We are a team from NTU Singapore with all team members currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in Mechatronics and robotics. While NTU is a returning competitor, we, the team members, are currently inexperienced, but curious and thrilled to represent our university in an international competition such as RobotX. We are experienced in CAD, CFD, MATLAB, and Python, and are excited to put these skills to use in the real world.

National University of Singapore
National University of Singapore
Bumblebee Autonomous Systems

Singapore, Singapore

Website | Instagram

Technical Design Paper

Team Introduction Video

 

We are a group of innovators who envision to build autonomous systems of the future. We build and design autonomous maritime vehicles that capable of navigating underwater and on the water surface and perform a series of tasks without any remote control assistance. The system is targeted to be designed as highly intelligent and robust to changing environmental conditions. Full autonomy is achieved with an advanced sensor suite and array of powerful actuators.

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Team NYCU

Hsinchu City, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Website | Facebook

Technical Design Paper

Team Introduction Video

 

Team NYCU (previously NCTU) is organized by passionate students and professionals in robotics. Team NYCU members are trained and motivated by the Duckietown education platform to develop autonomy that could be easy to use and available for everyone. Our team has participated in the RobotX 2018 and the DARPA Subterranean Challenge Tunnel and Urban Circuit in 2019 and 2020.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Caleuche

Santiago, Región Metrpolitana, Chile

WebsiteTwitter | Instagram

Technical Design Paper

Team Introduction Video

 

Caleuche is the oficial team of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, which was ranked 1st in the QS Latin America University Rankings 2021.  The team is formed by students, graduates and professors. It has the support of the Compas laboratory that is a specialist in marine and underwater robotics.  It will be the first Chilean team in this competition and probably the first Latin American team.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú
Tumi Boys

Lima, Perú

WebsiteInstagram

Technical Design Paper

Team Introduction Video

 

The Tumi Boys team is made up of a group of researchers and students from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, who participate in technological development and research projects, in which there are professionals specializing in mechatronics and electronic engineering, professionals with a master’s degree and doctoral students. The areas of development of the team are: implementation of maritime vehicles, development of control and navigation algorithms, signal and image processing, handling of maritime sensors.

University of Florida
University of Florida
Navigator

Gainesville, Florida, USA

Website | Twitter | Instagram

Technical Design Paper

Team Introduction Video

 

The Machine Intelligence Laboratory (MIL) provides a synergistic environment dedicated to the study and development of intelligent, autonomous robots. The faculty and students associated with the laboratory conduct research in the theory and realization of machine intelligence covering topics such as machine learning, real-time computer vision, statistical modeling, robot kinematics, teleoperation and human interfaces, robot and nonlinear control, computational intelligence, neural networks, and general robotics. Applications of MIL research include autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), autonomous water surface vehicles (ASVs), autonomous land vehicles, and autonomous air vehicles (AAVs including quadcopters and micro air vehicles, MAVs).

MIL’s SubjuGator is the three time champion autonomous submarine of the RoboSub AUVSI/ONR underwater competition (2005-2007) and placed in the top 3 in eleven of the 21 years of the competition (including second place in 2012, 2013, and 2014). MIL’s NaviGator AMS, won the Maritime RobotX Challenge in Oahu, Hawaii in 2016, our first time in this biennial competition. In 2018, we earned fourth place, again in Oahu, Hawaii. We will next compete in the Maritime RobotX Challenge in Sydney, Australia in November 2022. In 2013, MIL participated for the first time in the RoboBoat AUVSI/ONR water surface vehicle competition with our PropaGator robot boat; we won! In 2014, we earned second place in the RoboBoat competition. We also won the static division of the 2011 ION Robot Lawnmower competition with MIL’s InstiGator robot lawnmower.

Community Hour - Monthly Community Calls

Join us each month to learn more about the competition season and to engage with other competitors. We are anxious and excited to see your returning face, as well as some new ones.

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Interested in RobotX? Let’s get this metaphorical-automated-vehicle on the right track with your name, email and area of interest.

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