NaviGator Team Wins 1st Place at RobotX AMS International Challenge
Twenty students under the direction of Dr. Eric Schwartz took first place in the international Maritime RobotX Challenge in Oahu, Hawaii in December.
The RobotX Challenge is designed to foster student interest in autonomous robotic systems operating in the maritime domain.
ECE PhD candidate, Andy Gray led the students on the NaviGator team. The team was made up of students from the departments
of electrical and computer engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering and computer and information science engineering.
Eric Schwartz, director of the Machine Intelligence Lab, served as the project director and faculty advisor. Carl Crane, director of
CIMAR, was the co-director and a faculty advisor. Ira Hill and Shannon Ridgeway were also faculty advisors.
this was their first time entering the maritime competition.
Dr. Schwartz's lab (MIL - Machine Intelligence Laboratory) has won five world championships.
2013 RoboBoat (see www.PropaGator.org)
2005, 2006, 2007 RoboSub (see www.SubjuGator.org)
2016 Maritime RobotX Challenge (see www.NaviGatorUF.org)
To see a short video of the boat at competition (during the semifinals), visit http://tinyurl.com/jukhr6g