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SAUVC 2019 Singapore, March 8-11

SAUVC 2019 Winners Announced

SAUVC 2019 Winners

Final Rank Team ID Team Name Institute Location Qualifiers Rank
Team ID Team Name Institute Location
Team ID Team Name Institute Location

Competition

The SAUVC competition challenges participant 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 explanation of the various tasks of the competition and rules are in the Rulebook.

The competition is open to participants 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 Γ— 50 cm Γ— 50 cm

Less than 40 kg weighed in air

+10

+10

Task 1 - Navigation

Pass through the gate

+10

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

None

+30

+50

+10

0

Task 3 - Target Reacquisition

Pick up the ball and hold on to it

+60

Task 4 - Localisation

Knock the ball off the flare

+40

Timing bonus

End of attempt (breach the surface)

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

+5

(900 - ) * 0.03 = +

s

Penalties

Touch the gate

Touch the bottom of the pool or wall

-2

-5

Schedule

Day 1: 8 March 2019 (Friday)

10:00 - 11:30 Team Registration & Vehicle Setup The Hall
11:30 - 12:00

Welcome Address

Safety & Administrative Briefing

Competition Rules and Regulations Briefing

Technical Walkabout

The Hall
12:00 - 14:00

Team Practice and Testing Rounds #1

Small Pool
14:00 – 15:30

Inauguration & Walk-About - Chief Guest

The Hall
15:30 – 18:00

Team Practice and Testing Rounds #2

Small Pool
18:00 – 18:30

Team Pack-up

The Hall

Day 2: 9 March 2019 (Saturday)

9:00 - 18:00

Team Qualification Rounds

Team Interviews and Photographs

Qualification Arena
9:20 - 18:00

Team Practice Rounds

Main Arena
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Pool Side
13:00 - 14:00 Introductory Workshop on Underwater Robotics LT12B
14:00 – 15:00 Guided Tours Main Arena
15:00 – 16:00 ROS Meetup LT12B
18:00 – 18:30

Team Pack-up

Pool Side
18:30 Finalists Announced Pool Side

Day 3: 10 March 2019 (Sunday)

08:30 – 17:30

Competition Rounds

Team Interviews and Photographs

Main Arena
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Pool Side
17:30 – 18:00 Team Pack-Up Pool Side

Day 4: 11 March 2019 (Monday)

09:00 - 09:30 Talk : Growing a student-run Robotics Team – Bumblebee Autonomous Systems - Liu Ren Jie The Hall
09:30 - 10:00 Talk : Autonomous robotics networks for underwater surveillance - Gabriele Ferri The Hall
10:00 - 10:30 Networking Session & Tea Break The Hall
10:30 - 12:00 Panel Discussion The Hall
12:00 - 13:30

Buffet Lunch

Group Photo Session

The Hall
13:30 - 14:00 Talk : Robotics in Our Daily Lives - Marcelo H. Ang, Jr. The Hall
14:00 - 14:30 Talk : Using a simulation environment (virtual competition) to enhance the performance of autonomous vehicles - Kelly Cooper The Hall
14:30 - 15:00 Talk : Improving Productivity in Deep Water AUV Surveys - Richard Mills The Hall
15:00 - 15:30 Talk : Plastics in the Food Web. A problem for future technology solutions - William J. Kirkwood The Hall
15:30 - 16:00 Presentation of Participation Certificates The Hall
18:30 - 21:00 Gala Dinner
  • Final Results Announcement
  • Prize Presentation Ceremony - Chief Guest
  • Closing Speech
UTown, NUS

Speakers

Travel

Singapore

Venue

Singapore Polytechnic
500 Dover Road
Singapore 139651

SAUVC 2017 group photo

Sponsors

We are very grateful and would like to say a big Thank You to all the sponsors of SAUVC over the years.

We are currently looking for sponsors for SAUVC 2019. Interested in encouraging underwater robotics? Contact us at [email protected]

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