Maritime University is a finalist of Robosub-2017 (USA)
From July 24 to 30, the jubilee twentieth annual international competitions in the field of autonomous uninhabited underwater vehicles were held in San Diego (California, USA). The team of the Maritime University participated at the competitions for the third time, and again became one of the strongest teams qualified for the finals.
A delegation of five people represented our university. Three of them are employees of the Marine Robotics Sector of the RC Marine Technopark: Petr Gorelov, Vadim Sorin and Alexander Yesin, and two University students: Tatyana Cheremnykh and Vladislav Kutsenko.
To participate in the competitions the teams had to develop and assemble an autonomous underwater vehicle capable of performing specific tasks under water without the direct participation of the pilot after diving.
Within three training days, the teams had to pass a qualification assignment - this year 30 teams from 44 coped with it.
The next two days the real race began: each team had only two qualification trials, the results of which determined the participants in the final. The team of the Maritime University showed the second result in both attempts, losing only to the favorites of the competition - Cornell University.
Seven teams from five countries: Russia, the United States, India, China and Singapore participated in the final of the competition. The main difference and complexity of the final attempt was that the configuration of the route changed, the layouts were spaced a great distance apart. To get used to the new conditions, the finalists had only one training session at the beginning of the day. Unfortunately, in the final the team of the Maritime University failed to duplicate the semi-final success, and in the end we came sixth.
16 august 2017 year