Explore the wonders of
underwater robotics world at
Singapore AUV Challenge

Welcome to
SAUVC 2018 Singapore, March 9-12

accepted teams

Accepted Teams

Team ID Team Name Institute Location
SAUVC-BD-01 BRACU DUBURI BRAC University ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉDhaka, 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-05 The Marine Robotics Team K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณMumbai, India
SAUVC-IN-07 Team AUV-RIGNITC National Institute of Technology Calicut ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณCalicut, India
SAUVC-IN-09 Team AUV MPSTME Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณMumbai, 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-15 AUV-ZHCET Zakir Husain College of Engg. & Tech. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณAligarh, India
SAUVC-IN-17 Trident Labs Vishwakarma Institute of Technology ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณPune, India
SAUVC-IN-19 TeamAUV Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณKharagpur, India
SAUVC-IN-21 VARUNA Sri Sairam College Of Engineering ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณBangalore, India
SAUVC-IN-23 Team Stallions AUV Institute of Technology, Nirma University ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณAhmedabad, 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-PK-01 NEOTERICS Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐIslamabad, Pakistan
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-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-06 MECATRON - Merlion Nanyang Technological Univerisity ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore
SAUVC-TH-01 Zeabus Kasetsart University ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญBangkok, Thailand


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




Day 1: 9 March 2018

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

Welcome Address

Safety & Administrative Briefing

Competition Rules and Regulations Briefing

The Hall
12:00 - 13:30

Lunch Break

Lunch will NOT be provided. Teams can purchase their own lunch from the nearby canteens.

13:00 โ€“ 18:00

Team Practice and Testing Rounds

Small Pool
18:00 โ€“ 18:30

Team Pack-up

Teams may carry their AUVs or choose to leave them in the hall on their allotted tables.

The Hall

Day 2: 10 March 2018

9:00 - 18:00

Team Qualification Rounds

Each team give one slot based on the ballot system.

Qualification Arena
9:20 - 18:00

Team Practice Rounds

Time slots for dummy props post qualification run, as allocated by slot manager.

Main Arena
12:00 โ€“ 13:30 Lunch (Bento Box) Collection Pool Side
18:00 โ€“ 18:30

Team Pack-up

Teams may carry their AUVs or choose to leave them in the hall on their allotted tables.

Pool Side
18:30 List of qualified teams to be announced Pool Side

Day 3: 11 March 2018

08:30 โ€“ 17:30 Competition Rounds Main Arena
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch (Bento Box) Collection Pool Side
17:30 โ€“ 18:00 Group Photo Session Pool Side

Day 4: 12 March 2018

09:15 - 09:30 Address by Chairman of IEEE OES Singapore Chapter The Hall
09:30 - 10:30 Session 1: Talks by Guest Speakers The Hall
10:30 - 11:00 Networking Session & Tea Break The Hall
11:00 - 12:00 Session 2: Talks by Guest Speakers The Hall
12:00 - 13:30 Buffet Lunch Pool Side
13:30 - 14:00 Presentation of Participation Certificates The Hall
14:00 - 15:30 Panel Discussion moderated by Assoc. Prof. Mandar Chitre
  • Dr. Thomas Curtin
  • Dr. William (Bill) Kirkwood
  • Assoc. Prof. Hayato Kondo
  • Asst. Prof. Roland Bouffanais
  • Dr. M.Fikret Ercan
The Hall
15:30 - 18:30 Group Photo Session (End of Workshop) The Hall
18:30 - 21:00 Gala Dinner & Prize Presentation Ceremony
  • Final Results Announcement
  • Closing Speech
12A Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119222



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]

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