Competitive water sports aren’t just for athletes at The Ohio State University.

Outside Knowlton Hall this summer, STEMbot went for a swim.

STEMbot, the Ohio State Underwater Robotics Team’s demo vehicle, is a small submarine robot used to draw attention to the collaborative engineering concepts the student group explores.

“Not a lot of people know who we are, but we build autonomous submarines,” said Jennifer Humanchuk, a third-year electrical and computer engineering student and member.

This year, the team has taken Puddles – a larger competitive autonomous submarine – to the international RoboSub 2019 competition in San Diego, which runs through Aug. 4.

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