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SeaScout Expeditionary Seabed Mapping and Intelligence System deployed during ANTX2018 (Photo: Kraken Robotics Inc.)

Kraken, ThayerMahan Demonstrate SeaScout for US Navy

defense dollars being spent on drone development. In its fiscal year 2019 budget, the U.S. Department of Defense requested US$9.6 billion for unmanned technology and related systems — a 28 percent increase from the previous year, according to a report released June 25 by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.“Unmanned systems and robotics are key technology areas that enable the United States to counter the range of evolving threats posed on the modern battlefield,” AUVSI president and CEO Brian Wynne said. The Navy has led all service branches in dollars put toward

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Young Innovators to Compete in Underwater Robotics

Night Social, Saturday’s in-pool competition, and – new this year – the Engineering Notebook competition, followed by the Awards Ceremony.    SeaPerch is the innovative K-12 underwater robotics program sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and managed by the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation (AUVSIF). It offers teachers and group leaders the opportunity to inspire their students to build their own remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) following an academic curriculum consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards supporting science

Photo: SeaPerch

SeaPerch: Inspiring The Next Generation

hall accommodations and meals through Sunday morning, will be featured for all participants on the university’s picturesque campus.   What is SeaPerch? SeaPerch is the innovative K-12 underwater robotics program, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and managed by the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation (AUVSIF). It offers teachers and group leaders the opportunity to inspire their students to build their own Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV’s) following an academic curriculum consistent with national learning standards supporting Science

Members of NCSU Robotics Club, Inset - SAS students with AUV (Image: JW Fishers)

Acoustic Pingers Aid Robosub Contestants

The Robosub competition began 18 years ago to advance the development of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV). Cosponsored by the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), the competition’s goal is to challenge a new generation of engineers to accomplish realistic missions in an underwater environment and get young people excited about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The hope is that Robosub will inspire these young men and women to pursue STEM careers, and create opportunities to enter the rapidly

Teledyne RD Instruments Cosponsors AUV Competition

,” said Harry Maxfield, vice president of sales and marketing at Teledyne RD Instruments. “Organizations such as the AUVSI Foundation are the cornerstones that foster the professional growth of tomorrow’s scientists and engineers.”   Presented by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation (AUVSI), the competition is open to high school students and college teams from around the world. According to the official rules of RoboSub 2015, the goal of the competition is to “provide opportunities for students to experience the challenges of system

SeaPerch at Baltimore Area Challenge (Photo: SeaPerch)

Students Compete in ROV Competition

,000 students and 16,000 teachers/mentors since 2007.   Designated as the Navy’s signature K-12 outreach program, ONR is the program’s primary sponsor, with the Naval Engineering Education Center (NEEC) the major sponsor of the National Challenge.   The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Foundation manages the SeaPerch program

Seaperch Underwater Robotic Championships

and meals through Sunday morning, will be available for all participants on the university’s picturesque campus near Buzzard’s Bay. What is SeaPerch SeaPerch is the innovative K-12 underwater robotics program, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and managed by the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation (AUVSIF). It is geared to train trains teachers and group leaders to inspire students to build their own Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) following an academic curriculum consistent with national learning standards supporting Science, Technology

Wynne Named President and CEO of AUVSI

Brian Wynne has been named president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), succeeding the retiring Michael Toscano on January 12, 2015. Wynne is currently president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), a post he has held since April 2004. The organization promotes battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles and infrastructure. Previously, Wynne held a senior leadership role at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) and was CEO of the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM).

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Video: Maritime RobotX Challenge in Singapore

generation of autonomous control and navigation," said Palmer. "The innovations and ideas that come out of this event advance technologies that will be used by numerous industries in the future." The competition, taking place at Marina Bay, is cosponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation, the Office of Naval Research and Singapore's Ministry of Defense.  

Winning Roboboat team: Photo Velodyne

Roboboat Competition: Embry-Liddle Boat Wins

Competition in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Outfitted with Velodyne’s HDL-32E LiDAR sensor, the pilot-less Embry-Riddle vessel crossed the finish line ahead of the 12 other teams participating in the event, which was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, the AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) Foundation and several industry partners. The race is the precursor to the Maritime RobotX Challenge, a major AUVSI competition in Singapore. Central to the competition was the successful navigation of an obstacle field. The Embry-Riddle team mounted the sensor on its

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