The RoboSub competition is an annual international competition hosted by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) in San Diego, CA. The goal of the competition is to construct and program a fully-autonomous underwater vehicle capable of completing specified tasks. The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering aims to participate in the competition as part of a multidisciplinary senior design project consisting of mechanical and electrical engineering undergraduates.
The student team is tasked with developing the physical body of the submarine as well as working with computer vision, control systems, microprocessors, and sensors to develop a complex mechatronic system. The College of Engineering hopes this to be the first year to take the student-designed vehicle to the competition in San Diego this July.
Our submarine implements a huge variety of robotic components, and it was fully designed by the students. The project is an application of four years worth of engineering education and employs a computer vision system capable of recognizing colors and shaped as well as a redesigned hull with a simple, maintainable design.