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To promote, develop, and apply the use of robotics and
autonomous systems to current and future generations
Your Guide To Our RoboSub Competition Endeavours - Past And Present
Learn Our Strategy
The Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project (ARVP) was founded in 1996 as a means for students at the University of Alberta to develop, apply and promote technologies related to the field of robotics. Members of the ARVP are interdisciplinary, coming from the faculties of Engineering, Computing Science, and Business.
For the past 13 years, ARVP competes in the Annual RoboSub Competition in San Diego. The tasks created by RoboNation are diverse in nature, including movement-based upon sonar and environment manipulation. These challenges continue to push our abilities while furthering the future of robotics and artificial intelligence.
We strive to do our best every year at the RoboSub competition. However, our primary goal is to our members. University is a complicated time. Our purpose is to bridge the gap between classroom material and practical experience, build a sense of community on campus, and enhance the university experience.
What We Did In 2020!
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the RoboSub 2020 Competition moved to an online format. We are judged based upon the following deliverables:
When our delicate goods are lost while crossing a lake, the most logical retrieval method is to design an entire Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Follow our engineers as we elaborate upon our extravagant design process in this student short film.
Get an insight into our team's rigorous research methodology as we relay the mechanical, electrical, and software challenges we overcame. Get a delicate description of our goals and desires from the previous year.
You have already made it to our here, so take a good look around. There are many tidbits of technical tidings related to the tenacious teamwork we do.
The admin team takes care of all of ARVP’s business needs. From fundraisers to finances, media to outreach, and of course, planning the logistics around RoboSub, the admin team makes sure ARVP is a well oiled machine.
The electrical team is responsible for the design and implementation of the electrical systems that bring the vehicle to life. They utilize computer software to design the electrical systems and they are also responsible for hand wiring the multiple sub-systems together and ensuring that the different sub-systems can communicate with each other reliably.
The mechanical team is responsible for the design of the platform for the vehicle. Members utilize SolidWorks to model and simulate their design before creating mechanical drawing packages that are sent to the machine shop. The mechanical team is also responsible for the design of the subsystems such as the mechanical claw/arm, camera mounts, torpedo launcher and marker dropper.
The software team is responsible for the design and implementation of the software that allows the robot to operate autonomously. The major software components include: Mission Planning, Control Systems, Computer Vision and Sonar Navigation.
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