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Mon, 04/25/2016 - 1:04pm

Welcome to the RoboSub Forum!

Discuss RoboNation’s annual International RoboSub Competition. Find out who’s participating, discuss the rules, share ideas and suggest future challenges for the competition. Moderated by the RoboSub Technical Committee.

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Faridodin Lajvardi
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Sun, 08/07/2016 - 9:40pm


Just exploring here and looking for who is using the Robosub Forum! Robosub 2016 was great. Did very well and looking forward next year! Her are pics from us.

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Doc Venki
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Wed, 10/05/2016 - 1:20pm

Robosub 2017

Hello Folks !!
We would like to know the dates for Robosub 2017 .
Thank you :-)

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David Novick
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Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:06pm


If you haven't found it by now, you can check the main RoboSub web page for all this information.

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David Novick
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Mon, 10/24/2016 - 2:37pm

Hey all

There will be more information for RoboSub 2017 soon.

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Abigail Meza
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Fri, 10/28/2016 - 12:33am

Howdy! We have just a few questions about previous competitions

1. What are the materials for all the obstacles/objects in the competition from the previous two years?
2. Is there a distance limit from where the torpedoes need to be fired in respect to the location of the scoring board?
3. Are the given AUV size dimensions starting configuration only? Or do they apply throughout the entire competition?
4. What are considered "acceptable" ways to submerge the floating object? Are the buoys anchored to the ground?
5. Can we change the buoyancy of the vehicle once inside the water?

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David Novick
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Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:11pm


1. Mostly PVC. If you look around, you might be able to find a materials list from previous years.
2. Nope, you just can't touch the scoring board
3. Not sure what you are asking. Are you asking if your vehicle configuration can change once in the water?
4. The buoys are anchored to the ground with cinder blocks. The easiest way is to grab it (somehow) and lower your vehicle, which will also lower the buoy.
5. As long as you stay at least 0.5% positive, you can change your buoyancy.

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Stephen Cronin
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Wed, 11/30/2016 - 5:02pm

Robosub 2017

Beyond just dates, when will registration for it be opening up? I know registration had to be closed to some teams last year and I don't want my team to miss out.

Posted by:
David Novick
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Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:14pm


We have never closed registration to any team yet. Always check the main RoboSub page on the RoboNation web site for all the latest information.

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yoav bar david
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Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:20am

few questions

1. I wanted to know if there is any instructions about the size\weight\Buoyancy of the torpedos.

2. how big is the arena of the "cash in the chips" mission?

3. where exactly are the pingers located?


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David Novick
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Sat, 12/09/2017 - 3:22pm

other thread

I'm not sure how many other people look at this thread, so I will copy/answer these over on the new thread.

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