ASNE-TW section members attended the 2016 Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) Roboboat Competition

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Several years ago, the Cedarville University team described the challenge:

As technology advances, more and more systems are becoming autonomous. Our task has been to make an autonomous surface vehicle (ASV). This vehicle needs to travel in water through a marked channel while avoiding randomly placed obstacles. Since the system is to be completely autonomous, it has to have vision, be able to analyze its surroundings, and then make a decision from the available data on where the boat should navigate.

One ASNE-TW attendee was very impressed and reported, "This is a great event to challenge budding engineers and encourage naval/maritime careers.  It occurs annually in Tidewater!"







2016 Competitors:

Daytona Beach Homeschoolers, Florida
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida
Florida Atlantic University, Florida
Georgia Institute of Technology
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia
Old Dominion University - ODS Bluefin, Virginia
Old Dominion University - ODU Sea Monarch, Virginia
SRM University, India
United States Naval Academy, Maryland
Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
University of Michigan, Micigan
University of Ulsan, Korea
University of West Florida, Florida







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