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Welcome to the MATE Great Lakes Regional Competition Website

2016 MATE COMPETITION

From the Gulf of Mexico to Jupiter's Moon Europa:
ROVs Exploring Inner and Outer Space

2015 SCOUT Class winners: 

Ice Breakers Research Company

2015 NAVIGATOR Class winners: 

Malow Jr. High

2015 RANGER Class winners: 

Underwater Research Robotics

Welcome to the MATE 2016 Season

2016 MATE COMPETITION

FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO TO JUPITER'S MOON EUROPA: ROVs EXPLORING INNER AND OUTER SPACE

MATE’s international student underwater robotics (remotely operated vehicle or ROV) competition consists of an international event and a network of 28 (and growing!) regional contests that take place across the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, Egypt, Russia, and Turkey. Student teams from upper elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H, participate. The competition consists of four different classes that vary depending on the sophistication of the ROVs and the mission requirements.

The 2016 MATE International ROV competition will take place June 23-25 at NASA's Johnson Space Center's Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) in Houston, Texas

 

Great Lakes Regional ROV Competition Schedule

The program for the 2016 Great Lakes Regional ROV Competition has been published! Please see the attached documents to find when and where each team will be throughout the day. Also attached, is the document showing which team corresponds to each number.

Product Demonstration Video Walkthroughs Are Now Live!

Video Walkthroughs for each class mission are now live and available for viewing!

To view the walkthroughs, simply follow the links below to the YouTube playlists for each class.

Scout Mission

Navigator Mission

Ranger Mission

2016 Great Lakes Regional Product Demonstration Layouts

Images showcasing the layout of the Alpena Plaza Pool and each class mission are now available for viewing! please check out the images below:

Image 1: Pool Layout Blueprint

Image 2: Scout Mission Layout

Image 3: Navigator Mission Layout

Image 4: Ranger Mission Layout

ROV Competition - RANGER TECH REPORTS DUE!

Hello Ranger Class Teams,

We are very much looking forward to seeing you all in Alpena on May 21, 2016!

This is a reminder that your Technical Documentation (reports), along with a company spec sheet and vehicle systems interconnection diagram (SID), are due

THIS SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2016

All documents MUST be submitted to Sarah Waters as email attachments if at all possible to: sarah.a.waters@noaa.gov

***IF your attachment is failing to send because it is too big, Dropbox links or sharing via Google Drive will also be accepted. The links must be sent by SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2016***

THE FILE TYPE MUST BE A PDF - it does not have to be a searchable PDF for our Regional event, but if you win, the MATE Center will require you to submit it as a searchable PDF. For the Great Lakes Regional, either kind will be accepted.

Please contact Sarah Waters ASAP if you have any questions. She will be out of office this Friday afternoon and Saturday, so be sure to contact prior to those times.

Also: the Tech Doc, SID, and Spec Sheet can be separate documents OR together as one PDF - BUT if they are together as one PDF, you must CLEARLY LABEL the Spec Sheet and SID within the Tech Doc so our judges can tell they are not just part of the Tech Doc narrative.

And finally, if you are not able to make this deadline, please do not let it deter you from still coming to the competition! There are many other points possible at the event itself.

Good Luck!

News & Events

The 2016 MATE Great Lakes regional ROV competition took place on Saturday, May 21 at Alpena High School and Plaza Pool!

Congratulations to Ranger class 1st place winners Underwater Reasearch Robot Company (UR2)!

This team will represent the Great Lakes regional at the 2016 MATE international ROV competition taking place June 23-25 at the NASA Johnson Space Center's Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, TX. See the links below for more winners and the final, master score sheets

RANGER Class

Ranger Overall Final Scores

NAVIGATOR Class

Navigator Overall Final Scores

SCOUT Class

Scout Overall Final Scores