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IEEE Hong Kong Section Robotics and Automation/Control Systems Joint Chapter

The IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society

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Information on the MATE International ROV Competition


 Manuals for the Workshops

Basic ROV
Introductory Powerpoint
Wiring and parts

Advanced Workshop
Advanced Electronics
The IET/MATE Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge 2014

9th Hong Kong/Asia Regional of the MATE  International ROV Competition


12 - 13 April 2014

City University of Hong Kong

The theme for the 2014 competition season is Exploring the Great Lakes: Shipwrecks, Sinkholes, and Conservation in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary





The  Marine Advanced  Technology  Education (MATE)  Centre  (located  in  California,  USA),  in association  with the  Marine Technology Society's  ROV Committee,  has  been  organising  the International Remote Operated Vehicle Contest  for the past twelve years.  This is aimed at school, college and university  students. The winners in Hong Kong will go to the International Finals in Michigan, USA in June 2014. Sponsorship is available to assist winning Hong Kong Ranger teams in going to the International Contest.

Once again The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Hong Kong (IET HK) is the organiser of the Hong Kong Regional Contest. IET HK is the largest overseas branch of the UK's largest professional engineering institution, and also the world's largest professional engineer awarding body. The Contest is co-organised with HKUST and CityU.

This year we will again also invite teams from around Asia to take part on the final contest day so that they can qualify for the MATE International Contest in the USA in June 2014.

In addition to being fun and educational, these competitions connect  students  and  educators with professionals from marine industries, and those involved with marine conservation, as well as  to promote the development of technical, problem  solving,  critical thinking, and teamwork skills.

Schools teams in Hong Kong and Macau are invited to take part in workshops where they will be given an ROV kit, shown how to design and construct it, and which can then be used as the basis for the contest ROV. We will also run a number of advanced workshops for those teams interested in sensors, electronics and control of ROVs, as well as project and mission planning.

This year there will be a  registration fee following MATE Centre guidelines. This will be HK$500 and will be collected at registration. This year we have sponsorship from IET to allow one team from each school to attend the workshops free of charge. The ROV workshops and the advanced electronics workshops are not  compulsory as in previous years, although teams new to the contest are highly recommended to join one. The briefing session is free to all schools interested in learning more about the competition.

So far nearly 70 schools have taken part in the event in Hong Kong, with nearly 500 schools taking part each year around the world.

In 2014 we will not only be running the Explorer and Ranger class mission, but also Scout. Scout registration is open until the end of March. Explorer and Ranger till the end of January. Note: The Scout contest in Hong Kong is different from the MATE Scout contest.


We have winners


Mission 1 Mission 2 Highest mission score Eng Eval Tech Rpt Poster Tech total Safety Check Total Place Qualify for MATE Finals
RANGER










Buddhist Wong Fung Ling College 20 15 20 37 46.35 8.5 91.85 20 131.85    
Chinese International School 60 90 90 93 82.5 45.5 221 30 341    
CMA Secondary School #1 80 110 110 81.5 76.5 34 192 30 332    
CMA Secondary School #2 170 190 190 88.5 83 35.5 207 30 427 1 Yes
German Swiss International School  #1 45 90 90 72 67.5 44.5 184 30 304    
German Swiss International School  #2 Withdrew
Hong Kong International School Withdrew
ISF Academy #1 20 30 30 47   31.5 78.5 20 128.5    
ISF Academy #2 60 90 90 68.5   20.5 89 30 209    
King George V School 85 95 95 77.5 37 21 135.5 30 260.5    
Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School  #1 20 30 30 73.5 85.5 44.5 203.5 30 263.5    
Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School #2 128 100 128 75 84 44.5 203.5 30 361.5 3  
Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College 125 180 180 87 60 43.5 190.5 30 400.5 2 Yes
Robotics Service Junior 20 30 30 57 79 30.5 166.5 30 226.5    
Shau Kei Wan Government Secondary School 105 115 115 84.5 72.5 39 196 30 341    
Renaissance College Hong Kong 0 0 0 0 74.5 18 92.5 20 112.5    
Concordia International School Withdrew
Macao Pui Ching Middle School #1 5 45 45 87.5 84.5 41 213 30 288   Yes
Macao Pui Ching Middle School #2 20 20 20 80 69 31.5 180.5 30 230.5    
Singapore American School #1 80 105 105 90 91 38 219 30 354   Yes
Singapore American School #2 25 50 50 80.5 85 27.5 193 30 273    
SMA Negeri 28 Jakarta #1 20 45 45 81 32.85 16.5 130.35 20 195.35    
SMA Negeri 28 Jakarta #2 Withdrew
Sekolah Robot Indonesia 15 70 70 66 60 31 157 20 247   Yes












EXPLORER










City University of Hong Kong 7 22 22 78.5 72.5 35.5 186.5 20 228.5   Yes
HKUST 69 145 145 85.5 74.5 49 209 30 384 1 Yes
HK PolyU 0 13 13 72 64.5 38.5 175 30 218    
Nanjing Institute of Technology 138 124 138 71 67.5 28 166.5 30 334.5 2 Yes
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) 60 60 60 69 62 31 162 30 252 3 Yes
Zhejiang Ocean University 15 0 15 59.5 54 11 124.5 30 169.5    












SCOUT HK










Advanced










Macao Pui Ching Middle School #3 76 97 97   30 127 1
HKTA Yuen Yuen Institute No 2 Secondary School 19 62 62 30 92 2
Salesians of Don Bosco Ng Siu Mui Secondary School   50 50 30 80 Special
La Salle College   0 0 30 30  
St Paul's Secondary School
Withdrew

Normal










Ebenezer School #1 35 36
36
  20 56
2

Ebenezer School #2 0 17 17 30 47 Special
ISF Academy #3 10 37 37 20 57 1

ISF Academy #4 7 17 17 20 37  


Schedule for 2014 Competition



9 November 2013  10.00 a.m.
ROV Contest Briefing Session for teams
City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong. Room B2531, Academic 1

30 November 2013 9.30 am - 12.00 pm
30 November 2013 2.00 - 5.00 pm
7 December 2013 9.30 am - 12.00 pm
7 December 2013 2.00 - 5.00 pm

Basic ROV workshops
ISF Academy, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
18 January 2014 9.30 am - 3.30 pm (Full)
25 January 2014 9.30 am - 3.30 pm
Advanced Electronics Workshops
HKUST, Clearwater Bay, Kowloon

15 February 2014 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Arduino programming, motor control and PCB layout design. HKUST, Clearwater Bay, Kowloon

12 April 2014  10.30 am - 5.00 pm
13 April 2014  9.00 am - 5.00 pm
City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon Tong

26 - 28 June 2014 International ROV Contest
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary,Alpena, MI, USA. 


Registration Fees for 2013/14

Basic ROV Workshop (Includes Basic ROV)
FREE for first school team
HK$800 for second school team

Advanced Electronics Workshop (Includes camera and other electronics)
FREE for first school team
HK$300 for second school team

Registration Fee for Hong Kong Contest
HK$500 each team
Arduino Programming Workshop (includes Arduino development board)
FREE for up to two students from each school
    

Video of the 2013 Hong Kong contest

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Video of the 2012 Hong Kong contest Click here to play video



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