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Virtual RobotX Competition

RobotX goes VIRTUAL – Apply for the VRX competition today!

One of the most challenging parts of the RobotX Challenge is that it only rolls around every other year – where you can truly test the limits of your vehicle over the span of only a few days.

So how do you optimize testing your vehicle throughout the rest of the year? Go VIRTUAL.

RoboNation has teamed up with the Naval Postgraduate School and Open Robotics to bring you the Virtual RobotX Competition (VRX) . Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the VRX competition is an international, university-level effort designed to broaden students’ exposure to autonomy and maritime robotic technologies. We’d like to invite YOU and your team to participate in this competition!

In the VRX competition, student teams will operate their vehicle in a Gazebo-based simulation environment. Students will be tasked to develop innovative solutions to ensure their virtual Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) can perform prescribed tasks in this environment.

Robotic teams from around the world are encouraged to apply for the VRX competition. As part of the application process, teams will provide information on their past history in robotic competitions and the impact they hope to achieve by competing in VRX. Student teams will be notified of their acceptance on April 15. To compete, accepted teams will be required to submit a registration and a $300 USD registration fee.

Application is open until April 7. Apply today!

Access all rules and supporting documents, simulation environment and forum through the VRX Site:

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