2018 Oregon Regional MATE ROV Competition - Lincoln City

Oregon Sea Grant's Tracy Crews gives an interview detailing underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV) and their role in society. Student teams coverged on the Lincoln City Community Center pools to see who was able to accomplish tasks underwater for the 2018 Oregon Regional MATE ROV Competition. OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center Oregon State University

Posted by Lincoln City Homepage on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Underwater robots were everywhere at the Lincoln City Community Center for the 2018 MATE ROV competition. Elementary school, high school and college level teams demonstrated their robots in the Lincoln City Community Center pools.

MATE ROV competition

Over 40 teams brought their remotely operated vehicles (ROV) to Lincoln City with the intent to perform underwater tasks and get the most points. Points were given for smallest and lightest vehicle. Points were also given for performing tasks such as recovering a plane tail section and installing power generation equipment. Additional points were awarded for a presentation on how the team would get the job done and keeping to a budget.


The top teams from the Explorer (college) and Ranger (high school) levels will be qualified to go to The 2018 MATE international ROV competition, which will take place June 21-23 at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash., USA.

Lincoln City Community Center


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