AUVSI RoboSub Competition with SolidWorks

I do love robots and when robots go underwater to compete, amazing things happen.  Congratulations to all the teams from around the world that participated in the 2011 AUVSI RoboSub competition in San Diego last week.  This year's winner is École de Technologie Supérieure, of Montreal, Canada.  Their SolidWorks models were amazing and so was team SONIA's perseverance.  Team SONIA, (Système d’opération nautique intelligent et autonome??)  ?french acronym for intelligent and autonomous underwater system, has  been involved with AUVSI for 11 years.

SONIA AUVSI Winning Model 

 SONIA has always done really well in past AUVSI competitions, but this year took first place.Sonia-leak-test 

Results for this year from these amazing teams.

1st Place: ETS Team SONIA
2nd Place : Cornell University
3rd Place: University of Florida
4th Place : Reykjavik University
5th Place: University of Maryland
6th Place: University of Rhode Island
7th Place: United States Naval Academy
8th Place: North Carolina State University

Mayor's Cup for Community Outreach: Carl Hayden High School 

Second Chance Award: University of Central Florida 

Outstanding Technical Mentorship: University of Maryland

Hardware is Hard Award: Utah State University

Innovation on a Budget Award: Mesa College 

Best Paper Award: Kyushu University  

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard