Amador alumnus rises to RoboSub semifinals in San Diego

Long-running robotics event put autonomous underwater vehicles through a gauntlet of challenges

via Pleasanton Weekly

Spending all summer in a pool doesn’t sound like hard work but a Pleasanton native who helped design, build and program an underwater robot for a recent robotics competition proved otherwise.

As part of the MuddSub robotics team at Harvey Mudd College in Southern California, Amador Valley High alumnus Daniel Yang advanced along with his five teammates to the 21st annual RoboNation RoboSub semifinals early last month in San Diego. MuddSub showed off their autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) named Alfie, which went up against similar vehicles from teams representing 14 countries and several U.S. states. It was the first time the college had an entry in the long-running event.

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