RoboBoat 2014 – Student Designed Autonomous Boats

Posted on November 1, 2014  Comments (10)

The first video gives a recap of RoboBoat 2014. In 2014, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University took 1st place. University of Florida was 2nd, followed by the Robotics Club at UCF and in 4th place the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The teams must design and build an autonomous boat to compete in challenges. During the competition, student teams race their autonomous surface vehicles through an aquatic obstacle course. This includes littoral area navigation, channel following, and autonomous docking. The competition provides an opportunity for students to develop skills in system engineering by accomplishing realistic missions with autonomous vehicles in the maritime environment.

A team participated from Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia, which is next to me – though about as far from the finals as you can be on the globe.

Related: 9th International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition20th Annual US First Robotics CompetitionBotball 2009 FinalsRobo-One Grand Championship in Tokyo (2007)Eco-Vehicle Student Competition


This webcast shows student engineers at Cedarville University discussing their role in Cedarville’s RoboBoat team.

The 8th Annual International RoboBoat Competition will take place in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA – July 6-12, 2015.

10 Responses to “RoboBoat 2014 – Student Designed Autonomous Boats”

  1. Harsh
    November 4th, 2014 @ 2:13 am

    Wow, never thought that competition is so amazing. Exited for next year’s competition, am not gonna miss it.

  2. Anders Jytzler
    November 13th, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

    I’ve always liked electronic boats and planes, but never thought people were so into it. But of course, all niches have their own hardcore followers, makes sense 🙂

  3. Asim Malik
    November 14th, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

    There are really important for upcoming generation for me Asim Malik i always prefer about science and would love watching such great efforts that people make to take it to the next level.

  4. Jeroen Kruijne
    November 20th, 2014 @ 8:01 am

    it is indeed inspiring how they express themselves about the Roboboat.

  5. batu
    November 26th, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

    It looks good.Planes are well now but boats are new.I hope it will development

  6. sandybrown
    November 27th, 2014 @ 2:04 am

    RoboBoat is a powerful technology.it’s also challenges and competitive.really awesome…

  7. Anonymous
    November 29th, 2014 @ 4:32 pm

    Neat project, thanks for sharing! Projects like this are a great opportunity for students from multiple engineering disciplines to work together. These kids are going to be so glad that they did this when they start looking for jobs.

  8. Anonymous
    December 17th, 2014 @ 6:01 am

    RoboBoat is very very amazing project… Really Awesome project.. I like IT , thanks 😀

  9. Sarmad
    December 27th, 2014 @ 1:57 pm

    I love and like the struggle of people who create such amazing RoboBoat, keep it up

  10. Kanbaz
    February 4th, 2015 @ 5:45 am

    RoboBoat is very very amazing project”¦ Really Awesome project.. I like IT , thanks 😀

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