8th Annual 
International RoboBoat Competition
July 6-12, 2015 • Founders Inn and Spa
5641 Indian River Road • Virginia Beach, VA

The International RoboBoat Competition was first held in 2008. During the competition, student teams race autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs) of their own design through an aquatic obstacle course. This includes littoral area navigation, channel following, and autonomous docking. The competition provides an opportunity for students to develop skills in system engineering by accomplishing realistic missions with autonomous vehicles in the maritime environment.  

The RoboBoat Competition is an important key to keeping young engineers excited about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math and has been tremendously successful in recruiting students into the high-tech field of maritime robotics.

This event is open to the public. We encourage you to come and watch these amazing student competitors in action!

RoboBoat Competition Information

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2015 Team Central - Get all the information that you need for the 2015 RoboBoat Competition.  

Past RoboBoat Competitions - View participants, winners and journal papers.  

Photos - Check out the photos from the past competitions.

Spectator Information - Interested in coming out? Get all of the information that you need on the 2015 RoboBoat Competition.

Videos - Watch our videos and re-experience all the action. 

2015 RoboBoat Teams

Big Blue Boat
Old Dominion University

Blue RoboBoat

Old Dominion University

University of Ulsan

Floating Point
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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Georgia Tech RoboBoat
Georgia Institute of Technology Aerospace
Systems Design Lab

Florida Atlantic University
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National Cheng kung University


Electronic Engineering Polytechnic Institute of Surabaya (EEPIS)

University of Florida
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Robotics Club at UCF
University of Central Florida
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S.S. Minnow
Daytona Beach Homeschoolers


Villanova University


TeamQUT - Student Marine Robotics
Queensland University of Technology

Temple WaterfOWLS
Temple University College of Engineering




University of Michigan

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Usain Boat
The Catholic University of America

UWF Water Team
University of West Florida