We are the University of Washington’s Underwater Robotics team (UWROV). We founded this club with the goal to design, build, and operate an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Our club, made up of about 20 students, designs all systems and subsystems onboard the machine from scratch, including frame, cameras, lights, propulsion systems, electronic controls, various sensors, and manipulation tool.
This year, we plan to participate in the 2014 international MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) ROV competition in Michigan. Our team will compete with universities and technical colleges from around the world. The competition highlights not only the design process of building the vehicle, but presents real-world challenges. These include operating the ROV in a hostile environment, as well as presenting technical information to industry professionals in the form of reports and presentations. Our long term goals include making the vehicle capable of greater depths and longer dives so that it may be used to assist scientists and researchers affiliated with the University of Washington.
Take a look around the website to check out photos, recent updates, and to donate to our project.