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COVID-19 Response: 2020 RoboSub Competition Status Update


May 8, 2020 Statement: 2020 RoboSub Competition Status Update

The health and safety of the RoboNation community remain the highest priority for our team, as we continue monitoring the COVID-19 situation. With the spread continuing around the world and areas being affected in different ways, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the in-person portion of the 2020 RoboSub Competition.

This decision comes shortly after making the decision to cancel the in-person portion of the 2020 RoboBoat Competition. At this time, the remaining 2020 RoboNation event, the Maritime RobotX Challenge is still scheduled for its original dates, listed below. We will continue to monitor recommendations from the health, public safety, and transportation authorities in Hawai’i, where RobotX is hosted and will use those recommendations to make any future determinations concerning the event.


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!

RoboSub Competition
NIWC Pacific’s TRANSDEC facility, San Diego, CA
May 8, 2020 — Click here to view the email sent out to the RoboBoat community.

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

EVENTS AS SCHEDULED

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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