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August 4, 2014
RoboSub 2014 - August 1, 2014 - Day 5: Semi-finals Round 1

Another early morning, leaving the hotel at 7 AM to TRANSDEC. Since we had so much stuff, only 5 people could go at a time and Mike had to come back to get the other two. Today, me and Rumman were left for the second trip and while waiting around we got hungry. I remembered […]

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August 4, 2014
RoboSub 2014 - July 31, 2014 - Day 4: Unpredictable Life

Another day at TRANSDEC, another day with Aqua Ursa, but life is unpredictable. I woke up confident in our robot but as the day goes on I will be proven wrong. To start things light, there was a new food truck today; Mexican. It was absolutely delicious. I got the 3 taco combo, one garlic […]

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August 4, 2014
RoboSub 2014 - July 30, 2014 - Day 3: We came, we saw, we qualified!

I had hoped the rest of the team had gone to bed early but sadly they were not in bed till 4 AM which made our morning commute to TRANSDEC a bit edgy with lack of sleep. Mike, Rumman, Veselin and Alvin had spent their night trying to fix the bug, including an additional test […]

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August 4, 2014
RoboSub 2014 - July 29, 2014 - Day 2: The TRANSDEC Experience

I awoke in the middle of my peaceful sleep to find Mike trying to turn off my loud phone alarm set for 6:30 AM. My first thought was simply 'Why did I set an alarm so early in the morning?' I soon realized that today was the first day at TRANSDEC, the pool at the […]

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August 4, 2014
RoboSub 2014 - July 28, 2014 - Day 1: Another Year, Another Robot

Well, here we are again, with another year of RoboSub upon us. We've been working hard this year making improvements and changes to Aqua Ursa for this year to meet our lofty expectations from last year. With SubmURSA definitively retired, it's time to see what Aqua Ursa can do, and if it can match (or […]

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July 28, 2013
July 27, 2013 - Day 6 – Bowling for Buoys

With no chance of testing last night it was hard to say what we would accomplish today. There was no more electronic work to be done; although, we did still plan to acquire some sonar data. Doing our runs with the currently configured SubmURSA meant that the MechE’s no longer had any serious work to […]

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July 27, 2013
July 25, 2013 – Day 5 – Today the Gate, Tomorrow the World

Waking up from the breakfast food coma I induced feels great. It’s already late in the morning; Lee and Mike inform Rumman and I that we qualified on our run. Great news! Our semi-final run takes place at 5:30 today, so we pack our things and rush out the door to join the rest of […]

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July 26, 2013
July 25, 2013 – Day 4 – The Rollercoaster Ride

Once again I woke up in the morning to the sounds of activity. Apparently there were concerns I might be dead due to my sleeping so deeply, but my new found consciousness washes away their concerns. We are packing up to meet up with the MechE team who is already at the Transdec. The crucial […]

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July 25, 2013
July 24, 2013 – Day 3 – Progress, progress… Progress?

I woke up this morning to the sound of an already busy room of people. The late night had left me a bit groggy, but I could hear the voices clearly through the fog. It seems our missing team member was going to stay MIA, as a mix up led him to missing his flight; […]

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July 24, 2013
July 23, 2013 - Day 2 - Frantic Antics

Lee Wisely and I woke up early this morning, before any of the rest of our team were nearly conscious, and spent some time at the gym in our hotel. We got a decent work out in for an hour or so.  Lee soon hurried off to get straight to work, what little we could […]

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July 23, 2013
July 22, 2013 – Day 1 – Arriving in San Diego

It was an interesting day today. Our flight was delayed by a short but fierce storm in Edmonton, but soon we were underway.  4 of our 10 members, myself included, left on the early flight at 6:15. After a quick layover in Pheonix we soon arrived in sunny San Diego. As it is my first […]

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May 23, 2013
2011-2012 SubmURSA 2.0

 

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