CUAUV is recruiting! We're looking for enthusiastic new members to join our mechanical, electrical, software, and business/PR teams!
Learn about the team at one of our upcoming info sessions:
- Saturday, August 30th from 3:00-4:30PM, RPCC 205 (Auditorium)
- Sunday, August 31st from 3:00-4:30PM, RPCC 205 (Auditorium)
- Tuesday, September 2nd from 5:00-6:30PM, Upson Hall 211
Applications are now closed. Thanks to everyone who applied. We are looking forward to another successful year!
Mark representing CUAUV and showcasing Gemini to KPBS
With our success in RoboSub2014, CUAUV has been receiving much attention from local news media, tech firms, and Cornell University. Below are some links that features CUAUV at the competition.
CUAUV cheesing with our friend and another successful team, McGill
There is a profound proverb that states "time flies when you are having fun". That wise saying could not resonate stronger with the past week we've had in San Diego. Although we've had our fair share of unforeseen challenges, sleepless nights, 4AM early shifts, and endless debugging of the vehicle, we came out with another successful vehicle and a fantastic final run. But more importantly, it was an opportunity for our team to grow stronger, become closer, and more experienced.
Towards the end of the final day, we participated in an AUV race formula-car racing style with our friend and rival, University of Florida. With both teams on the sideline and two vehicles in water, Krill counted down, and software members drove the sub. Subjugator bolted past, and Gemini was forced to eat Subjugator's bubbles.
The final score chart. We secured all 6 elements giving us close to 20,000 in total
The day we have all been waiting for. Finals! We were able to witness Gemini perform one of the best recovery tasks since we have arrived at TRANSDEC. Although it dropped the 2nd mars rock and incorrectly grabbed a cheese on the 3rd grab, Gemini was successful in all the following 4 grabs. In the end, we had 3 rock and 1 cheese in one basket, and 2 cheese in the other basket. Although we didn't sort fully, we were able to get 2 times multiplier for each of the elements.
For the first time during the competition, the unrelenting sun in San Diego took a break. Instead of the instant sunburn inducing brightness in TRANSDEC, ominous clouds hovered over us. This sudden difference in weather forecast meant bad news for many teams, for all of us have tuned our vision in the consistent sunny days in prior practice days.
More so than ever before, TRANSDEC was filled with energy, excitement, and anxiety. Local visitors were tent-hopping to understand what the competition was about, film crew from various media organizations were capturing the moment, and the mayor of San Diego, Kevin Faulconer, showed his approval of the merit and collaboration of teams gathering from across the globe to solve a challenge.
The score chart towards the end of the 1st semi-final day. Cornell leading with approximately 6000 pts.
This year, we can truly say that the biggest challenge in the RoboSub competition is the layout of the obstacle course itself. In previous years, select few top teams were able to successfully 'clear' the course. In response, Dave, the mastermind of the competition course, revamped the difficulty of the game by proposing challenges that are quite impossible to clear under the given time constraint.