AUVSI Foundation and ONR's 7th Annual International RoboBoat Competition

July 8-13, 2014 
Founders Inn and Spa, Virginia Beach, VA
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! 

Team registration is now OPEN!  Registration Deadline Extended to April 1, 2014!
Please fill out the Registration Form.

Check out RoboBoat TEAM CENTRAL for important Team information.

The 2013 RoboBoat winners were:
  1. University of Florida - $3,000
  2. University of Central Florida - $2,000
  3. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - $1,000
  4. University of Michigan - $1,000
  5. Bradley University - $1,000
Judges Awards:
  • Navigation Award:  Villanova, $500
  • No Guts, No Glory Award:  NCKU $500
  • Innovation (from a vacuum cleaner): Bradley, $500
Lastly, a $500 award in the form of a deferred registration fee for RoboBoat 2014 will go to all teams that participated in the 2013 RoboBoat Competition.

2013 Sponsors



2013 List of Competitors

Bradley University
Cedarville University
Electronic Engineering Polytechnic Institute of Surabaya
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida Atlantic University
National Cheng Kung University
Old Dominion University
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of Michigan
University of Rhode Island
University of Texas at Arlington
Villanova University

RoboBoat 2013 Photos 
These photos are available for download on our Flickr photostream. If you publish any of these photos, please attribute to AUVSI Foundation's RoboBoat Competition.

Currentt list of Competitors

Currentt list of Competitors