Our CTO, Harry Hubbert attended RobotX 2022 as a course judge. RobotX, was held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, it saw teams from universities across the globe compete in the most advanced maritime robotics competition. All teams are challenged with using the same base platform to compete in a series of autonomy challenges, such as navigation, decision-making, and reporting.
Events such as RobotX are essential for the future of maritime autonomy and robotics; the STEM support, international collaboration, and ability for future engineers, software developers, and data scientists to get hands-on experience in real-world scenarios both inspire and engage the future leaders of our industry.
“The Maritime RobotX Challenge is an international, university-level competition designed to foster student interest in autonomous robotic systems operating in the maritime domain, with an emphasis on the science and engineering of cooperative autonomy. This competition facilitates the building of international relationships between students, academic institutions, and industry partners.” – Robotx.org
“I was actually in the very first iteration of this event in 2014 through the Australian Maritime College team, and it has come a long way since then. The challenges now are on a whole new level.” said Harry. “It is exciting to see what these student teams can achieve with limited resources and time”.
Harry and the Greenroom Team loved seeing how students are making progress in maritime robotics and autonomy - we can't wait for the next event.