MATE ROV Competition

Design and build ROVs to tackle underwater missions
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Ages:Middle School, High School, Undergraduate, Graduate

Types:Submission, Performance, Presentation

Categories:Engineering, Ocean Sciences, Robotics, STEM

Scope:International

Registration

Registration is done for each MATE competition event separately. Check out dates and deadlines for each competition event on the MATE website: https://materovcompetition.org/

Contact

Matt Gardner
mgardner@marinetech.org
(831) 645-1393

The MATE competition challenges K-12, community college, and university students from all over the world to design and build ROVs to tackle missions modeled after scenarios from the ocean workplace.  The competition’s class structure of beginner, intermediate, and advanced complements the education pipeline by providing students with the opportunity to build upon their skills – and the application of those skills – as they engineer increasingly more complex ROVs for increasingly more complex mission tasks.

Shop Online Now!

Order your MATE ROV Competition 2024 World Championship apparel NOW and have it for the big event! Not attending the championship, but still want some cool gear? No problem - the store is open to all! Click Here

Register for the 2024 World Championship in Kingsp

Teams preparing to compete at the MATE ROV Competition World Championship - don't forget to register before the deadline (April 26)! We can't wait to see you in Kingsport! Click Here

Florida Institute of Oceanography ROV Taurus

MTS Board Member David Golden and MATE Executive Director Jill Zande were delighted to attend the sneak peek unveiling of the impressive ROV Taurus! Click Here

MATE World Championship Heads Back to Kingsport

The MATE World Championship will once again be hosted in Kingsport, TN! Registration is open through April 26th for the 2024 competition. Don't miss getting your team signed up! Click Here

Welcome to the Robotics Roundup!

We're excited to be a part of sharing news and interesting stories from around the world of robotics education! To learn more about MATE requirements you can dive into our website here. Click Here

In addition to engineering their ROVs, the students are required to prepare technical reports, poster displays, and engineering presentations that are delivered to working professionals who serve as competition judges.

The Technical Documentation is judged based on:
  • Teamwork
  • Design Rationale
  • SID
  • Safety
  • Critical Analysis
  • Future Improvements
  • Accounting
The Product Presentation is judged based on:
  • Safety Tabulate
  • Team Presentation
  • Theme/Tasks
  • Overall Design and Workmanship
  • Build vs. buy, new vs. used
  • System Design
Mate ROV Challenge: 1st Place

Team Award. $0.

The national first place award.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

MATE ROV Competition: 2nd Place Award

Team Award. $0.

This is the national second place award.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

MATE ROV Competition: 3rd Place National Award

Team Award. $0.

This is the 3rd place national award

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Website: https://materovcompetition.org/

Managing Organization: The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center

Contact:
Matt Gardner
mgardner@marinetech.org
(831) 645-1393

Eligibility:
K-12, community college, and university students.

Registration Opens: March 1, 2023

Registration Closes: March 14, 2024

Overview

The MATE competition challenges K-12, community college, and university students from all over the world to design and build ROVs to tackle missions modeled after scenarios from the ocean workplace.  The competition’s class structure of beginner, intermediate, and advanced complements the education pipeline by providing students with the opportunity to build upon their skills – and the application of those skills – as they engineer increasingly more complex ROVs for increasingly more complex mission tasks.

News

Shop Online Now!

Order your MATE ROV Competition 2024 World Championship apparel NOW and have it for the big event! Not attending the championship, but still want some cool gear? No problem - the store is open to all! Click Here

Register for the 2024 World Championship in Kingsp

Teams preparing to compete at the MATE ROV Competition World Championship - don't forget to register before the deadline (April 26)! We can't wait to see you in Kingsport! Click Here

Florida Institute of Oceanography ROV Taurus

MTS Board Member David Golden and MATE Executive Director Jill Zande were delighted to attend the sneak peek unveiling of the impressive ROV Taurus! Click Here

MATE World Championship Heads Back to Kingsport

The MATE World Championship will once again be hosted in Kingsport, TN! Registration is open through April 26th for the 2024 competition. Don't miss getting your team signed up! Click Here

Welcome to the Robotics Roundup!

We're excited to be a part of sharing news and interesting stories from around the world of robotics education! To learn more about MATE requirements you can dive into our website here. Click Here

Process

In addition to engineering their ROVs, the students are required to prepare technical reports, poster displays, and engineering presentations that are delivered to working professionals who serve as competition judges.

Criteria

The Technical Documentation is judged based on:
  • Teamwork
  • Design Rationale
  • SID
  • Safety
  • Critical Analysis
  • Future Improvements
  • Accounting
The Product Presentation is judged based on:
  • Safety Tabulate
  • Team Presentation
  • Theme/Tasks
  • Overall Design and Workmanship
  • Build vs. buy, new vs. used
  • System Design

Awards

Mate ROV Challenge: 1st Place

Team Award. $0.

The national first place award.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

MATE ROV Competition: 2nd Place Award

Team Award. $0.

This is the national second place award.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

MATE ROV Competition: 3rd Place National Award

Team Award. $0.

This is the 3rd place national award

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Participate

Website: https://materovcompetition.org/

Managing Organization: The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center

Contact:
Matt Gardner
mgardner@marinetech.org
(831) 645-1393

Eligibility:
K-12, community college, and university students.

Deadlines

Registration Opens: March 1, 2023

Registration Closes: March 14, 2024