This year we had teams from USA, Polland and Romania.
For more info, pictures/video please visit the official website of the competition: www.BlackSeaROV.org
This is an international robotics competition that takes place every year, on the shore of the Black Sea, in Constanta City-Port, in Romania and it is mainly adressed to teams of high-school and university-level students. The challenge is to design and build a remote controlled ROV, that can perform different missions/ tasks, such as: video inspection, , obstacle course and maneuverability, collect and bring to the surface different samples of sand and ‘living’ sea creatures. The complexities of the competition include the conditions of the Black Sea: poor visibility: less than 10 meters(unlike other seas and oceans), strong sea currents and the weight and size limitations for a portable and practical small ROV, plus the ability to control the ROV remotely while looking at a TV screen with the image from the underwater camera attached to the ROV. The Black Sea ROV International Competition&Exhibition is organized by X-Projects Romania, one of the biggest Association(NGO) for ROBOTICS in Romania. www.xprojects.ro