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SAUVC 2018 Singapore, March 9-12

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Registered Teams

Team ID Team Name Institute Location
SAUVC-BD-01 BRACU DUBURI BRAC University ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉDhaka, Bangladesh
SAUVC-BD-02 Invincible MIST Military Institute of Science and Technology ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉMirpur, Bangladesh
SAUVC-CN-01 Intelligent Marine Vehicle Team Northwestern Polytechnical University ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณXi'an, China
SAUVC-HK-01 Dolphin The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐHong Kong
SAUVC-HK-02 CityU Underwater Robotics City University of Hong Kong ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐHong Kong
SAUVC-HK-03 Uprising The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐHong Kong
SAUVC-ID-01 NUSANTARA-AUV II Bogor Agricultural University ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉBogor, Indonesia
SAUVC-IN-01 INDIAN'S Sathyabama University ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณChennai, India
SAUVC-IN-02 Varuna Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณVaranasi, India
SAUVC-IN-03 AUV CUSAT CUSAT ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณCochin, India
SAUVC-IN-04 TEAM POSEIDON Hindustan University ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณChennai, India
SAUVC-IN-05 The Marine Robotics Team K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณMumbai, India
SAUVC-IN-06 THE BRAINY BOYZ IIITDM Kurnool ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณKurnool, India
SAUVC-IN-07 Team AUV-RIGNITC National Institute of Technology Calicut ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณCalicut, India
SAUVC-IN-08 SSE-SU AUV Saveetha School of Engineering ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณChennai, India
SAUVC-IN-09 Team AUV MPSTME Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณMumbai, India
SAUVC-IN-10 BHARATHAUV Bharath University ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณChennai, India
SAUVC-IN-11 DTU AUV Delhi Technological University ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณDelhi, India
SAUVC-IN-12 Tiburon NIT Rourkela ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณRourkela, India
SAUVC-IN-13 KAIJU Sri Venkateswara College Of Engineering ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณSriperambudur, India
SAUVC-IN-14 Avit Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณChennai, India
SAUVC-IN-15 AUV-ZHCET Zakir Husain College of Engg. & Tech. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณAligarh, India
SAUVC-IN-16 AUV-IITK Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณKanpur, India
SAUVC-IN-17 Trident Labs Vishwakarma Institute of Technology ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณPune, India
SAUVC-IN-18 Quarks IIITDM Kancheepuram ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณChennai, India
SAUVC-IN-19 TeamAUV Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณKharagpur, India
SAUVC-IN-20 SRMAUV SRM University ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณChennai, India
SAUVC-IN-21 VARUNA Sri Sairam College Of Engineering ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณBangalore, India
SAUVC-IN-22 Team Robb Bott IIITDM Kancheepuram ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณChennai, India
SAUVC-IN-23 Team Stallions AUV Institute of Technology, Nirma University ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณAhmedabad, India
SAUVC-IN-24 Poseidon IIITDM Kancheepuram ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณChennai, India
SAUVC-LK-01 Yathra University of Peradeniya ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐPeradeniya, Sri Lanka
SAUVC-MY-01 TUAH Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMelaka, Malaysia
SAUVC-MY-02 Herobotic Institut Kemahiran Tinggi Belia Negara Bukit Mertajam ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พPenang, Malaysia
SAUVC-MY-03 UTeM Panther Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMelaka, Malaysia
SAUVC-MY-04 [email protected] School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, USM ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พPenang, Malaysia
SAUVC-PK-01 NEOTERICS Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐIslamabad, Pakistan
SAUVC-PK-02 IST Robo Group Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐIslamabad, Pakistan
SAUVC-PK-03 RDSL Dolphin Pakistan Navy Engineering College ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐKarachi, Pakistan
SAUVC-PL-01 DEEP Gdaล„sk University of Technology ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑGdaล„sk, Poland
SAUVC-PT-01 SHAD Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPorto, Portugal
SAUVC-RU-01 FEFU/IMTP Far Eastern Federal University ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บVladivostok, Russia
SAUVC-RU-02 Hydronautics Bauman Moscow State Technical University ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บMoscow, Russia
SAUVC-SE-01 Team Naiad Malardalen University ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชVasteras, Sweden
SAUVC-SG-01 argonaut Singapore Polytechnic ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore
SAUVC-SG-02 Team Hornet National University of Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore
SAUVC-SG-03 RayX Singapore University of Technology and Design ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore
SAUVC-SG-04 Team NP-1 Ngee Ann Polytechnic ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore
SAUVC-SG-05 Team NP-2 Ngee Ann Polytechnic ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore
SAUVC-SG-06 MECATRON - Merlion Nanyang Technological Univerisity ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore
SAUVC-SG-07 Magni NUS High School ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore
SAUVC-SG-08 Mรณรฐi NUS High school ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore
SAUVC-TH-01 Zeabus Kasetsart University ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญBangkok, Thailand
SAUVC-TW-01 MADE_IN_TAIWAN(MIT) National Taiwan University ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผTaipei, Taiwan


The SAUVC competition challenges student teams to build an AUV which can perform given tasks. These tasks are simulations of tasks operational AUVs would have to be able to perform. The competition is held in a swimming pool and each team's AUV will have to perform 4 tasks. The speed and accuracy at which the AUV performs tasks will be used to decide the winner of the competition.

The tasks involve four widely faced challenges underwater such as AUV navigation, visual identification, acoustic localization and robotic manipulation.

Detailed explaination of the various tasks of the competition and rules are in the Rulebook.

The competition is open to students from all over the world. A team may consist of up to 8 participants. At least half of the participants must be students at the time of registration.

Calculate your score! Total = 0 pts

AUV Bonus

Less than 70 cm ร— 50 cm ร— 50 cm

Less than 40 kg weighed in air



Task 1 - Navigation

Pass through the gate


Task 2 - Target Acquisition

Drop the ball in the blue drum

Drop the ball in the red drum with the pinger

Drop the ball in any other red drum






Task 3 - Target Reacquisition

Pick up the ball and hold on to it


Task 4 - Localisation

Knock the ball off the flare


Timing bonus

End of attempt (breach the surface)

Timing Bonus (If end of attempt + 2 successful tasks)


(900 - ) * 0.03 = +



Touch the gate

Touch the bottom of the pool or wall




Singapore landscape


Singapore Polytechnic
500 Dover Road
Singapore 139651

SAUVC 2017 group photo


We are very grateful and would like to say a big Thank You to all the companies that have sponsored SAUVC until now.

We are currently looking for sponsors for SAUVC 2018. Interested in encouraging students doing underwater robotics? Contact us at [email protected].com

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