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Students design and build autonomous robotic submarines that must complete a difficult series of visual- and acoustic-based tasks in this international competition. These tasks simulate the work required of robotic subs in many facets of underwater activity. 

RoboSub is geared toward students at the collegiate level, simply based on the level of difficulty, but is open to students of any age. Your team will be required to design and build a vehicle from scratch, write a technical paper, make a presentation before a panel of judges, create a short video, and develop a website that documents your progress.

2018 International RoboSub Competition: July 30 - August 5, 2018. SSC Pacific TRANSDEC, San Diego, California, USA.

Student Eligibility: 

Middle School, High School, Undergraduate, Graduate


I had a wonderful experience at RoboSub! I got to network with members of other teams and with sponsors of the event. The environment was very collaborative; all the teams were willing to offer advice or discuss ideas to improve our vehicle.

Grace Westerman, Student
RoboSub 2017
Texas A&M University

2017 RoboSub Trends in Autonomy

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