Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle (ROV) is a tethered mobile robot commonly used to perform dangerous missions accommodating submarine industries such as offshore hydrocarbon extraction and subsea installations construction beside the military and scientific services. And due to the sophisticated design of the ROV, it can maneuver easily in the deep oceans.
ROVs might use thrusters to move from a point to another and develop some sort of a vision depending on the sensory systems to decide the perfect actions, as they may be equipped with LIDAR, SONAR, or Camera.
MATE Egypt ROV competition is an annual regional competition held in the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) for the interested undergrads in the remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV). As the ROVs perform specific underwater missions according to the rules and the competition guidelines. The competition was firstly launched in 2012 by Delta Square International LLC in association with the AASTMT.
This competition is a regional round to qualify the winners for the international competition organized by the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center and MATE Inspiration for Innovation to represent Egypt at MATE International ROV Competition.
Postgraduates are only allowed to participate as team mentors.
From the technical side, a participant may gain practical experience and will learn how to build a ROV from scratch regarding the design process, constructing mechanisms, sealing, buoyancy, electrical and electronic circuits and its implementation, thrusters and controlling the whole ROV system using different means of controllers.
From another side, a participant may increase or strengthen his own personal skills, as he will learn how to work in a team with various characters, time management, planning and scheduling work to deliver the ROV on time, besides technical writing and presentation skills to present the ROV.
Please revise the competition rules and guidelines for more details.
From 5 January 2020 to 2 March 2020, the representative of the team should register team’s essential data like team name, team leader’s data and category to the registration form at the Egypt competition website.
Competition fees is to be paid via the competition website during the registration process, after payment confirmation the team must register on MATE international competition system with the whole team data including but not limited to team members contacts, mentors data, accept all waivers, ….etc.
Two teams per university only are permitted, provided that they come from different departments and/or campuses and that there are no common mentors/doctor or students (i.e., faculty can only mentor one team and students can only participate on one team).
Universities with two (or more) teams that do not meet these criteria are encouraged to hold an in-university run-off to determine which team will represent their university at the competition.