Explore the wonders of
underwater robotics world at
Singapore AUV Challenge

Welcome to
SAUVC 2018 Singapore, March 9-12

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Register by : 15 November 2017

Submit video by : 2 March 2018


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 × 50 cm × 50 cm

Less than 40 kg weighed in air



Task 1 - Navigation

Pass through the gate


Task 2 - Target Acquisation

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]

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