9th Annual International RoboBoat Competition
July 4-10, 2016 • 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!
Past RoboBoat Competitions - View participants, winners and journal papers.
Competition 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.
Competition Videos - Watch our videos and re-experience all the action.
Advice for International Teams
Team Resources and Discounts