The regional competition for Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) will be held in the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador on May 3-4, representing the second largest regional competition of its type in the world.
Organized by the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center, the facility uses underwater robots – also known as remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to teach science, technology, engineering, and math to prepare students for technical careers. The international competition will follow in June. This competition will challenge students from all over the world to design and build underwater robots to tackle tasks required in the offshore petroleum industry.
One team’s ROV from Mount Pearl Newfoundland will include a high precision pressure transducer donated by Alpha Controls. This instrument, mounted on a bulkhead of the waterproof electronics container, will transmit water pressure data to receivers inside the ROV, enabling it to implement an auto-depth feature for the first time. The students are extremely excited about the upcoming competitions and Alpha is thrilled to contribute to the esteemed and educational event.