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Robot challenge for space and sea

The Bios ROV Challenge 2016 was a chance for every school to put one or more teams together to participate in a competition where the teams had to build an underwater robot out of PVC pipe. Each team had to complete a series of obstacles that involve real-life problems that the ROV would have to face, for example opening a lid of a box or collecting a sample from the sea floor.

I enjoyed the ROV Challenge because I got to spend a lot of time with my friends, we solved problems and got to use our imaginations. Although I was the CEO in our company ROVSS (Remotely Operated Vehicle for Space and Sea), everybody assisted each other with different tasks, from building test props, to wiring the control box and fundraising. At the actual challenge we had a couple of malfunctions with the camera, the wires and the power box, but in the end we got it figured out.

Out of 22 teams our team won two of the four prizes in our division: Best Poster Board and Best Interview.

I really liked the challenge and I hope to do it next year.

Action from last year's ROV Challenge. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published June 23, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated June 22, 2016 at 11:21 pm)

Robot challenge for space and sea

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