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RoboSub Competition

  • SSC Pacific TRANSDEC  1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive San Diego, CA 92106 (map)

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SEMI-FINAL UPDATE: Unfortunately the Cornell team has not yet qualified for the finals.  However they still have a chance at the wild card spot!  They will be competing again tomorrow morning (Sunday, July 26) at 7:40 AM to get into the finals.  You can keep up with their progress on their Twitter account at

RoboSub is an intercollegiate competition for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (real robots, not remotely controlled like drones) scoring points by performing a variety of tasks such as navigating underwater, picking up objects and dropping them off in another location, shooting a torpedo at a target, etc. 

The robots and the teams can be seen close up at the team tents surrounding the pool, and the underwater action is displayed on a Jumbotron for easy viewing.

Saturday is all qualifying runs.

Sunday is the finals with the top five or six teams from the day before. The chance of Cornell’s team advancing to the finals is essentially 100%. Cornell has a tradition of doing very well in this competition finishing in first or second place over the last several years. Cornell finished first in 2014, and first prize was a check for $10,000.

Check back here on Saturday night to see how Cornell did in the qualifying round, and for details on Sunday's schedule.

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