RoboSub is a Navy-sponsored competition for fully-autonomous underwater submarines. Duke Robotics Club has participated in the competition for over 15 years – ranking in the top five entries five separate years. In 2016 we ranked 15th, one of the best new teams. In 2017, we ranked 11th. This year, in 2019, we’re going to perform a major design overhaul on our robot, taking the lessons we have learned from past seasons and putting them into action to make our best robot yet!
In 2018, balancing a brand new set of RoboSub rules and a transition in club leadership, we spent the season making headway into a redesign of our robot in addition to training the next fleet of members in order to head strongly into 2019.
We ranked 11th in 2017! During the season, we made several significant upgrades to our robot, including more advanced controls and computer vision, new marker droppers, upgraded cameras, and a lighter frame with only one pressure hull instead of three. Watch our video below!
We ranked 15th as one of the best new teams, with a score of 1070. See our paper for details about Leviathan, our 2016 sub.