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
RoboSub 2013 Teams
Amador Valley High School- Pleasanton, CA
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle - University of Arizona (AUVUA)- Tuscon, AZ
BangaloreRobotics- Bangalore, India
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev- Beer Sheva, Israel
Carl Hayden High School- Falcon Robotics- Phoenix, Arizona
Cornell University - Ithica, NY
Daytona Beach Area Homeschoolers - Team S.S. Minnow- Daytona Beach, FL
Delhi Technological University - Delhi, India
Ecole de Technilogie Superieure- Team Sonia-Montreal, Quebec
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University- Daytona Beach, FL
Far Eastern Federal University- Primorsky Kray, Russia
FuVe- Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Navales de Madrid- Madrid, Spain
Gears 2 Robots- Temecula, CA
Harbin Engineering University- Harbin, China
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay - Bombay, India
Istanbul Technical University (AUVTech)-Maslak, Istanbul
Malardalen University- Malardalen, Sweden
Montana State University- Bozeman, MT
Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology- New Delhi, India
North Carolina State University- Raleigh, NC
Prairie View A&M University-Prairie View, TX
San Diego City College- San Diego, CA
St.Georges School Canada- Vancouver, British Columbia
Team Bumblebee - National University of SingaporeSingapore
University of Alberta- ARVP- Edmonton, Alberta
University of Florida- Gainesville, FL
University of Maryland- College Park, MD
University of Toronto- Toronto, Ontario
USC Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Team- Los Angeles, CA
Utah State University Department of Computer Science- Logan, UT
Washington State University - Pullman, WA


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