The Maritime RobotX Challenge is an international, university-level competition designed to foster student interest in autonomous robotic systems operating in the maritime domain.

Participants will get the opportunity to broaden their exposure to autonomy and robotic technologies by developing a maritime system using the WAM-V surface craft manufactured by Marine Advanced Research (MAR).


Date: 11-17 November 2022
Location: Sydney International Regatta Centre
Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate
Vehicle: WAM-V surface craft details

What is RobotX?

RobotX is a community of innovators driven to create substantive contributions to the field of autonomous, unmanned, multi-domain vehicles. We explore, encourage and make breakthroughs within three key platforms: Challenge, Interactive and Virtual.

Within these three platforms, participants create new mechanisms, collaborate, form connections and increase proficiency and inventiveness for maritime robotics.

The Boat:

All teams are required to use the WAM-V surface craft manufactured by Marine Advanced Research (MAR) as their primary competition boat. Additional requirements can be found in the competition rules. Download PDF.

2021 RobotX WAM-V Application:

RoboNation will award a limited number of the WAM-V platforms to teams that commit to participate in this and future Maritime RobotX Challenges and Forums. The number of awards are limited, so apply now! Applications close 30 April 2021.

Our Partner Universities

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