Our ROV team Rovotics took the 2nd place in their first ever appearance in the ROV MATE Turkey competition. The team consists of three 2nd year Mechatronics Engineering students (pictured below,
from left to right: Ahmed Younes, Omar Raafat, İbrahim Elmaghraby) advised by Asst. Prof. Dr. Berke Gür.
ROV-MATE stands for Remotely Operated Vehicle-Marine Advanced Technology Education. ROV’s are the common name given to a class of tethered underwater robots used primarily for underwater exploration and intervention. The primary philosophy behind the ROV-MATE competition is to:
“use underwater robots to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and prepare students for technical careers” and “engage students in STEM and expose them to science and technology careers”.
This year, the first ever national competition was held at Marmara University Anadoluhisarı Campus in Istanbul. The international competition is held every year in NASA Johnson Space Center’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, Texas, USA.
Our team gained invaluable experience and will return next year with a more capable robot.