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.
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