| Event Information
RoboNation ‘SeaPerch’ Robotics Competition and UMD Robotics Open House
The University of Maryland is the venue for the RoboNation SeaPerch K-12 underwater robotics competition. More than 1,000 students, parents and teachers are expected to attend and compete with their robots in the Eppley Recreation Center’s Aquatic Center on campus in College Park. As a bonus, the Maryland Robotics Center will be hosting an open house in the Brin Family Aerial Robotics Lab on the ground floor of the futuristic Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering. The Open House will be available from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The International SeaPerch Challenge is an event where teams design a SeaPerch robot and show off their engineering skills through technical papers and presentations. In the pool, teams navigate their SeaPerch through a series of obstacles inspired by the real world that test maneuverability, control, and utility. Currently, more than 130 international teams from New Zealand, UAE, the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, Egypt and the United States have qualified to compete at the international challenge.
SeaPerch is a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), a competition, and a community. This keystone program is the first step in the RoboNation STEM to Workforce pipeline engaging students in robotics and autonomous technology. The SeaPerch program guides students on building an underwater robot while supplying educators with the tools and training to help them through the process and reaches over 250,000 students a year.
Maryland Robotics Center Open House. The Brin Family Aerial Robotics Lab is a facility that tests flying and ground robotic platforms. The lab has a 15 ft.-high, 430 sq.ft. netted area for safe quadcopter tests, state-of-the-art Vicon motion capture system, and a workbench with tools for supporting and maintaining drones. Open 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Masks and advance notification are required
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Use this link to register.