A student from Harbin Engineering University operates on the computer during the 21st International RoboSub Competition held in San Diego, the United States. (Photo provided to China News Service)
(ECNS) - A student team from Harbin Engineering University has won first place in the 21st International RoboSub Competition held in San Diego, the United States, setting a record among Chinese universities.
An EV team from the university is attending the contest for the 8th time since 2011. EV teams won 4th place, 5th place, 6th place and 4th place in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017 respectively.
RoboSub, an underwater robotics program, allows high school and college students from around the world to design and build an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that navigates a series of tasks, mimicking ongoing research.
Since the competition started in 1998, all previous first-place winners were students from the United States or Canada.
The 2018 International RoboSub Competition ran from July 30 to Aug. 5 and was held at the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific's TRANSDEC facility in San Diego. It is organized by RoboNation with funding from the U.S. Office of Naval Research and hosted by the U.S. Navy’s SSC Pacific.