The 2012-13 CUAUV team in front of Duffield Hall.
The Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (CUAUV) team designs and builds AUVs for competition and research. Our team and vehicle have received acclaim and support from industry professionals due to our performance and long-standing tradition of excellence.
Our primary annual objective is the AUVSI/ONR Underwater Vehicle competition held in San Diego, California. CUAUV has placed in the top ten every year and won the overall competition four times, most recently in 2012 with our vehicle Killick. The team also has placed first in technical design for 10 consecutive years.
CUAUV is entirely undergraduate-run, and consists of 43 students representing ten majors and three colleges from Cornell University. This engineering team offers a unique opportunity for students to gain experience working in a cross-disciplinary project environment and explore cutting-edge AUV technology.
As our vehicle's hardware and software platforms mature, we are constantly looking for real-world applications of our technology. This summer, we are running macrophyte growth surveys in Cayuga Lake as a part of the Floating Classroom Project. The visual and temperature data we collect gives a snapshot of plant growth and temperature profiles throughout the summer. Additionally, we continue to showcase our technology as well as inspire young engineers and scientists in our local and campus communities.
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Interested in joining CUAUV? See CUAUV Recruiting.
For advice for new teams, see CUAUV's Advice for Teams page