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Fall 2012 Open Pool Test

Open Pool Test Poster 2012 This Fall's Open Pool Test was a great success! A big thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success and all the hard work put into preparing the vehicle!


CUAUV Open Pool Test!

Open Pool Test Poster 2012 Come out to CUAUV's annual Open Pool Test this Sunday, November 18, from 5:30-7:00pm at Teagle Hall (Back Door). It will be a great opportunity to learn more about the team, the competition, and see Killick, CUAUV's 2012 competition vehicle, go through an obstacle course similar to the one at the competition! The live demo will show Killick shooting torpedoes and performing various tasks completely autonomously! Snacks will be provided as well.


Phillips Showcase

Showcase The Phillips Showcase is done! Stop by to see previous submarines, competition paraphernalia, as well as electrical boards and mechanical enclosures from Killick! We've also updated the monitor to display recent videos and pictures of our vehicle.


Project Team Showcase in Duffield

Showcase On Friday, October 19, CUAUV, alongside other engineering project teams set up a table to showcase our vehicle to the public. Members were present to answer questions and talk about the team and vehicle. We talked to many alumni of the Engineering School, interested students and professors, and certainly impressed many people. Keep up the good work!


CUAUV Welcomes 17 New Members!

The 2012-13 CUAUV New Members.
We are very excited to have these new members on the team for the Fall semester. We look forward to working with you all! Please look out for our team social event. It will be a great way for new members to get to know each other and returning members.


Fall 2012 Recruiting

Join CUAUV! Join CUAUV! Become a part of the team that builds a robotic submarine, participates in an internationally-recognized competition and research. ALL majors are welcome to apply! Freshmen are highly encouraged to apply! Info Sessions: Wednesday Aug 29, 5:00-7:00 pm, Philips 219 Thursday Aug 30, 5:00-7:00 pm, Philips 219 Saturday Sept 1, 3;00-5:00 pm, RPC 205 Recruitment Schedule: Friday, Sept 7: Applications due by 6:00pm to Upson 108 Friday-Saturday, Sept 7-8: You'll hear back from the team Saturday-Tuesday, Sept 9-11: Interviews (In the ELL, basement of Upson) Saturday-Sunday, Sept 15-16: Training Looking forward to meeting you.


Welcome Back!

CUAUV would like to welcome everyone back for fall 2012! We are looking forward to another great semester.


Fox Five News in San Diego!

CUAUV was lucky enough to be part of a San Diego local news segment featuring the RoboSub competition! Come check out the footage and see team member Mike Mahoney and team leader Tom Jackson represent the team!


Final Day at Transdec!

As you have probably already read from the post below, CUAUV won first place at the AUVSI/ONR RoboSub competition! Congratulations to everyone involved and everyone who helped this become a reality!

The day began by "sleeping in" for the first time in a while and arriving at TRANSDEC at 8am to prepare for our 10:20am practice run. The first 19 minutes of our 40 minute practice run were spent doing a full mission run. Were were successfully able to complete all elements of the course, including the transport hydrophone task. The only things that stopped it from being a 100% completetion of the course were that we skipped the second wire to save time and dropped the recover object to the right of the stand rather than directly on top of it. We were extremely happy with this run! The last 21 minutes were spent doing tuning on several mission elements, mainly on the emperor task, because even though we got both of them it took a rather long amount of time.

At 4:00pm, our final run started. In between the two runs, we spent time just relaxing and doing whatever minor work needed to be done on the sub. The run began by successfully completing the validation gate, buoys, and wire. During the bins, we only dropped on one bin, although it appeared that we had lined up and were ready to drop on the second. We then moved on to the torpedo target where we were successfully shot two torpedoes through the small holes. The emperor was next, where we successfully knocked off one grape before moving to the hydrophone task. We completed all parts of the hydrophone task, including identifying the correct pinger, picking up the recovery object, moving to the other pinger, surfacing in the correct octagon, and dropping the recovery object. At that point, the run ended at slightly after 14 minutes. We couldn't have been happier to have this run for our final run!

If you would like to see a replay of this run from the sub's perspective, check out the video below.

Later that night at the awards ceremony, we were presented with first place and a check for $8000, an 3rd generation Intel processor and motherboard, a nail (for Cor-nailed-it, one of Dave's jokes), and a set of mini lego men. On top of that, we also won an award for first place in static judging that came with another check for $500. Again, congratulations to everyone on CUAUV and everyone who helped make this a reality!


Congratulations CUAUV!

Congratulations CUAUV on winning the 15th International RoboSub Competition! Congratulations also to the other teams that made it to the finals and won special awards: 1st Place Cornell University $8,000 2nd Place University of Florida $4,000 3rd Place - Team SONIA - cole de Technologie Suprieure (Canada) $3,000 4th Place - Harbin Engineering University (China) $1,000 5th Place - Far Eastern Federal University (Russian Federation) $1,000 6th Place University of Maryland $1,000 Judges Awards Gladiator Challenge: University of Central Florida $500 Best New Entry: Far Eastern Federal University $500 Craftsmanship: Mlardalen University (Sweden) $500 Static Judging: Cornell $500 Keep checking as more details and pictures will follow in coming days.

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