Congratulations to Singapore AUV Challenge 2014 Team



USM undergraduate AUV team won 3rd place in Singapore AUV Challenge (SAUVC2014). The competition was held on 14th-17th March 2014 at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and organised by IEEE OES Singapore Chapter.

SAUVC2014 is an international competition of autonomous underwater vehicles which aims to showcase system engineering skills in underwater environment for budding engineering students. The competition also  aims to create more interest within students in autonomous underwater robots technologies.

There are 8 teams who registered for the competition. There are;

1.  SAUVC-SG-01  Singapore Polytechnic (2nd Prize - Lucy AUV)

2.  SAUVC-SG-02  National University of Singapore (1st Prize - BBAUV)

3.  SAUVC-IND-03  SRM Institute of Science and Technology

4.  SAUVC-TUR-04  Yildiz Technical University

5.  SAUVC-CAN-05  St. Georges School

6.  SAUVC-IND-06  Indian Institute of Technology Chennai

7.  SAUVC-RU-07  Far Eastern Federal University

8. SAUVC-MY-08 Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) (3rd Prize - Naughty Boy)

Good job boys. 1st attempt got 3rd place.

Visit the website below for more information about this competition.


And also youtube for the video:

Open Underwater Robotics Design Challenge 2014 (URDC-2014)




{Game Rules}

Design an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) with a cost less than RM1000. The AUV system should be able to navigate a water channel at a depth of 1.5m for a distance of 40m while carrying a 4 kg load without crashing to the bottom of the water column more than 3 times. The path is a straight line. The AUV system that completes the task in the fastest time will win the competition.

{How to join?}

Submit a proposal (free format) by 31st March 2014. The proposal must have brief description of AUV system and estimated costing.

Final list of participants will be announced by 30th April 2014. The final list will be made public via the social media.


The competition will be organized in 2014 in USM Main Campus.

{Who can join?}

This is an open competition open to all engineers, researchers or the general public.


The winners are for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place only!

More information will be announced soon!

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6th National Technical Seminar on Underwater System Technology 2013


6th National Technical Seminar on Underwater System Technology 2013

4th June 2013, Putrajaya Maritime Centre

Together We Have the Power to Protect the Ocean


The 6th National Technical Seminar on Underwater System Technology (NUSYS'13) will be held in conjunction with the celebration of World Oceans Week (WOW’13) which starts from 3rd to 11th June 2013.


1. To provide an opportunity for sharing of knowledge and experience among researcher and industry players
2. To promote motivation and enculturation of Science and Technologies (STI) activities
3. To act as catalyst for advancing underwater research and acquiring state-of-the-art technology
4. To enhance networking among institutions, agencies and industries involved

There are four technical talks and an open discussion in various aspects of underwater system technology. This event is held in conjunction with the Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle Competition 2013 (UROVeC'13) among the youth during the World Ocean Week Celebration (WOW'13).


Time Agenda
08:30 am – 09:00 am Registration
09:00 am – 09:10 am Welcoming remarks by Prof. Dato’ Dr. Susie See Ching Mey
On behalf of Vice Chancellor, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
09:10 am – 09:30 am Officiating remarks by Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Khatijah Mohd Yusoff
Deputy Secretary General (Science), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)
09:30 am – 10:30 am Technical Talk 1
“How Robots are Now the Best Choice for Ocean Data Gathering”
by Mr Todd Kleperis
Vice President of Liquid Robotics, USA
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Technical Talk 2
“Underwater Robotic Innovation Challenge”
by Mr Syamsul Nizam Azmee
ROV & Underwater Robotic Technical Manager Subsea Explore Services (M) Sdn Bhd
12:00 pm – 01:00 pm Technical Talk 3
“Malaysia Perspectives on the Impact of Climate Change to Flood and Sea Level Rise”
by Ir. Hj. Ahmad Jamalluddin Shaaban
Director General of National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
01:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Technical Talk 4
“Underwater System Technology Roadmap for Malaysia: A Realistic Approach”
by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Rizal Arshad
Coordinator, Underwater Control Robotic Research Group (UCRG), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Open Discussion/Forum
“Underwater System Technology R&D efforts: Opportunities and Challenges”
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Ceremony


Target Audience

Government Agencies; Research Institute; Universities and Industries


Online Registration is available here!

Scan QR Code to register

To view the form in a format optimized for mobile devices, click here!

Registration closed by 30th May 2013.


FREE for first 100 attendees (t-shirt included)


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NUSYS'13 Secretariat

Tel: +604-599 5843 / 6074 / 6004
Fax: +604-5941023
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