AUVSI Foundation and ONR's 17th International RoboSub Competition
July 28- August 3, 2014
SSC Pacific TRANSDEC, San Diego, CA 

Co-sponsored by the 
U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), the goal of this competition is to advance the development of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) by challenging a new generation of engineers to perform realistic missions in an underwater environment.  The event also serves to foster ties between young engineers and the organizations developing AUV technologies. 

The Annual RoboSub 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.

The 2013 competition featured over 30 national and international collegiate teams, as well as a few high school teams.

This event is open to the public. We encourage you to come and watch these amazing student competitors in action! For spectator information, please click here.

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

Check out RoboSub TEAM CENTRAL for important Team Information.

2013 Sponsors


Congratulations to the 2013 Winners!

1st Place Cornell University, $8,000
2nd Place University of Florida, $4,000
3rd Place Far Eastern Federal University, $3,000
4th Place University of Maryland, $1,000
5th Place Harbin Engineering University, $1,000
6th Place Amador Valley High School
7th Place National University of Singapore
8th Place Falcon Robotics

Special Awards:

Best New Entry: National University of Singapore, $500
Bang for the Buck:  Daytona Beach Area Homeschool, $500
Best Paper:  Cornell University, $500
Best Static:   Ecole de Technoligical University, $500
Outreach (3-way tie, $500 each):  
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Carl Hayden High School
  • North Carolina State University


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