Flinders University Centre for Maritime Engineering, Control and Imaging (CMECI), in association with the University of Tasmania Australian Maritime College Autonomous Technology Society (AMCAT), will be entering a team into the 2014 Maritime RobotX competition. This international competition will include fifteen teams from five countries including Singapore, US, Japan, South Korea and Australia. They will be competing to produce a maritime robot based on the Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel (WAM-V) developed by Marine Advanced Research that will autonomously complete a number of tasks including navigation, localisation and image recognition.
The AMC will be bringing expertise in maritime engineering and construction, while CMECI will be contributing its knowledge of autonomy, sensor fusion and experience developed in previous competitions including the 2013 Autonomous Ground Vehicle Competition.
AUVSI have released a teaser video showing the WAM-V vehicle in operation:
Head over to Our Vessel for detailed information on our competition boat.