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COVID-19 Response: 2020 RoboBoat Competition Status Update


April 24, 2020 Statement: 2020 RoboBoat Competition Status Update

The health and safety of the RoboNation community remain the highest priority for our team. While COVID-19 continues to spread around the world and affect each area in different ways, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the in-person portion of the 2020 RoboBoat Competition.

At this time, the RoboNation events that are still scheduled for their original dates are listed below. We will continue to monitor recommendations from the health, public safety, and transportation authorities in communities where our events are hosted and will use those recommendations to make any future determinations concerning the events.


At this time, RoboNation will abide by the following 2020 Events Schedule:

CANCELLED EVENTS

International SeaPerch Challenge
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
March 11, 2020 — Click here to view the email sent out to the SeaPerch community.

SeaPerch Onshore graphic
"Online & Untethered"
Find out more about SeaPerch’s online engagement with SeaPerch Onshore!

RoboBoat Competition
Reed Canal Park, South Daytona, FL
April 24, 2020 — Click here to view the email sent out to the RoboBoat community.

Find out more about RoboBoat’s teams’ online efforts on RoboBoat.org!

EVENTS AS SCHEDULED

RoboSub Competition
NIWC Pacific’s TRANSDEC facility, San Diego, CA
August 3-9, 2020

Maritime RobotX Challenge
Sand Island Boat Launch, Honolulu, HI
December 12-19, 2020

Affiliate Programs:

Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC)
Oakland University, Rochester, MI
June 5-8, 2020 Postponed to June 4-7, 2021
Check with your competition coordinators for further information.

Student Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) Competition
Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD
June 17-20, 2020 Cancelled
Check with your competition coordinators for further information.

International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC)
American Venue: August 4-6, 2020 Postponed to Summer 2021
Asia/Pacific Venue: Postponed to Summer 2021
Check with your competition coordinators for further information.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.  You can email them to info@robonation.org. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

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