URobotics at Berkeley designs, builds, and tests autonomous underwater vehicles to compete at the annual RoboSub Summer Competition. Additionally, we hope to utilize the AUV’s that we build to research different aspects of bodies of water in the Bay Area.
We are always excited to have new members join our organization, as we want to share our love for underwater robotics as well as provide students with the learning opportunity to work on a collaborative project. For the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Academic Year, we hope to improve upon our previous design. This year, based on our initial designs, we anticipate that we can build an AUV that is 33% smaller and 40% lighter than our previous iteration!
For the Fall semester, we plan to hold all general meetings remotely over Zoom. However, to compete in RoboSub 2021, we plan to finish the construction of our Autonomous Underwater Vehicle during the Fall semester. To achieve this, we will have small build sessions, where members of the Hardware team will meet in person somewhere near campus. However, attendance to these sessions will be completely voluntary, and for the members attending, we will take measures to ensure their health and safety.
We have already started the design process for the autonomous underwater vehicle we hope to build for the 2021 RoboSub competition. We will begin building our AUV at the beginning of the Fall semester and hope to complete the build phase within 3 months. Please feel free to follow us on our journey through our social media pages!