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2018 Maritime Challenge – RobotX in Hawaii!

The Maritime RobotX Challenge is an international competition where college students team up with industry professionals in a complex robotics course with autonomous vehicles that they have designed and built. Launched in 2012 by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), RobotX engages regional partners around the Pacific Rim in this high-level biennial competition focused on autonomous surface vehicle platforms and sensors.

RobotX is now a part of RoboNation, a nonprofit organization supporting educational activities of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).

This year, HI FusionED has partnered with RoboNation to co-host RobotX in Hawaii. The competition is a weeklong event that is opened to the public and includes a G4-12 STEM Expo for local schools.

  • WHAT: RobotX Competition
    • There will be teams from all over the nation and 5 different foreign countries
    • The UH Manoa team, Kanaloa, will represent — come cheer them on!
  • WHERE: Sand Island Boat Launch, Honolulu
  • WHEN:
    • RobotX Competition – December 10-15, 2018
    • STEM Expo – Tuesday 12/11 and Wednesday 12/12 from 9am to 12:30pm (registration required)
  • WHY: College/Career Readiness, exposure to high-level STEM skills and application, FUN!!!

The Expo will include a brief orientation and overview of RobotX, guest speakers who will share college/career info, and hands-on activities that showcase local STEM industries and technologies. Tours will end in time for groups to observe competition activities while having lunch on the beach before leaving (brown bag recommended although a food truck will be on site for purchases).

Pre-registration is required to schedule school groups for the STEM Expo (12/11-12). Please contact HI FusionED at info[at]hifusioned.org or leave a message at (808) 988-1931 with a contact name, school and phone number to schedule or for more information.





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