SAUVC, in partnership with IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, is the largest underwater student robotics competition in Asia.
It brings together student teams from around the world, challenging them to design and build autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). By navigating a controlled environment and tackling real-world tasks relevant to offshore applications, they gain invaluable experience in AUV systems engineering, fostering future talent in this critical field.
The competition (started in 2012) also features workshops, panel sessions and lectures from world-renowned experts in marine robotics and autonomous systems to inspire participants with new ideas and techniques to solve challenges and build an interest in careers related to marine robotics.
The tasks get updated each year. The tasks so far have revolved around navigation, depth control, target localization, underwater acoustics and vision, and target re-acquisition. Recently, tasks on obstacle avoidance and underwater communication have been introduced.
The rulebook is available at this link. All talks given at previous SAUVCs, and highlight videos of events, are available on this YouTube channel.