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San Diego: Bi Monthly Lunch: Preview of Caltech's Robosub
San Diego: Bi Monthly Lunch: Preview of Caltech's Robosub
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About the Event

This month, join us for a special presentation about Caltech's new RoboSub, in advance of the 19th annual RoboSub Competition to be held in San Diego in late July. 

Then — join us on July 27th to support the team! (Details here)


Caltech's 2016 Robot

The best one yet!

Our Caltech Robotics team introduces its latest and greatest autonomous underwater vehicle. The Caltech Robotics Team’s 2016 robot is the most advanced vehicle they have built to date. The new system features seven high-precision VideoRay M5 brushless thrusters, allowing for excellent maneuverability in the water, as well as four pneumatically-powered torpedoes and two deployable robotic arms. Its assortment of sensors, which include a Doppler Velocity Log, nine-axis Inertial Measurement Unit, four-hydrophone acoustical array, and gimbaled Guppy Pro color camera, allows the vehicle to localize itself in the water and gain valuable data about its surroundings. With its comprehensive computer vision algorithms and powerful mobility controller, the vehicle operates effectively and intelligently without any human intervention.

Meet the Team


The Caltech Robotics Team designs and builds vehicles for robotics competitions. Thirty-five Caltech undergraduates and one faculty mentor meet one of the most exciting and motivating challenges in engineering. Together, they design, prototype, fabricate, assemble, test, debug, and then tune robots for competition. Two years ago, the team competed in their first AUVSI/ONR’s Robosub competition. Their autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) completed a challenging obstacle course. It finished seventh out of thirty-seven competitors. The team received the "Best New Competitor" award. They returned last year and finished fourth. This year, the team returns to the annual event with an eye on first place.


Call for Future Speakers

Our Caltech degrees have taken us beyond the frontiers. Join San Diego area alumni to learn about some of the exotic journeys our fellows have taken. This month, we’ll visit the future with the Robotics team from campus.

Where has your experience taken you? Come and tell us about it at a San Diego alumni lunch. Email woody at woody@woodrow-wilson.com to schedule your talk. We all look forward to hearing your story.

Questions? Contact: : woody@woodrow-wilson.com

Who's Coming?