The MATE ROV Competition is an underwater robotics remotely operated vehicle (ROV) challenge that engages a global community of learners each year to earn and creatively apply science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to solve real-world problems and strengthen their critical thinking, collaboration, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Using advanced underwater technologies, teams tackle problems that impact the entire world through focusing on design solutions related to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
The Eastern Edge team is composed of students from Memorial University and the Marine Institute in various backgrounds, including ROV technology, several engineering disciplines, computer science, and ocean instrumentation. The team spends roughly ten months designing, constructing, and implementing a remotely operated vehicle to compete internationally at the MATE ROV Competition. Eastern Edge uses a task based design approach by creating smaller multidisciplinary teams to promote cohesion in the development of subsystems into an overall design goal. The aim is to design an underwater vehicle to complete simulated tasks from the competition’s request for proposal structure based around completing simulated tasks like development of a vertical profiler device, offshore wind farm maintenance, and preserving marine organisms and environments.
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