International Underwater Robot Competition – We are part of an award winning team!


July 9-12, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) sent its first student team to compete in the 12th International Underwater Robot Competition, hosted by Shanghai Maritime University, China. The SUSTech student team won 6 prizes in total, four 2nd prizes and two 3rd prizes.


Our lab played an important role in this year’s competition. Among the 7 SUSTech undergraduate students, four of them (Zhuotong Yu, Miao Wu, Bowen Shen, Yinghan Sun) are from our lab. In addition, Ouyang Jiao (MS student of our lab) served as the manager of the SUSTech team, and Professor Zhang served as the main faculty advisor of the SUSTech team. SUSTech teams competing in finding the sources of water pollution, tracking targets, developing robotic fish and detecting specific pH values all won second prizes. Other teams won third prizes for finding the surface source of water pollution and investigating port areas. The SUSTech team also won the prize for being the best organization.


The International Underwater Robot Competition is an international contest sponsored by the International League of Underwater Robots (ILUR) supported by both the UNESCO Industry-University Cooperative Education & the Ministry of Education’s Innovative Education Method Steering Committee. More than 200 teams from over 50 universities from mainland China and around the world participated in this year’s competition, including universities from the United States, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.