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IET Hong Kong Branch
 

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

The IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society


Information on the MATE International ROV Competition


 Manuals for the 2015-16 Workshops

Briefing Session
Contest briefing
(2MB, .ppt)

Basic ROV
Introductory Powerpoint 2016
(2MB, .ppt)

Wiring and parts
(300 KB, .doc)

Advanced ROV Workshop

English    Chinese

Arduino Programming Workshop

Mission Planning and Safety Workshop
The IET/MATE Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge 2016

11th Hong Kong/Asia Regional of the MATE  International ROV Competition


Dates: 16-17 April 2016
(note new information update on Adenturer and HK Scout))

Venue: King George V School, Homantin, Kowloon

From the Gulf of Mexico to Jupiterís Moon Europa:  ROV Encounters in Inner and Outer Space

Details are at http://www.marinetech.org/missions-specs--scoring/






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  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 fifteen years.  This is aimed at school, college and university  students. The winners in Hong Kong will go to the International Finals in Houston, Texas, USA in June 2016. Some sponsorship is available to assist winning Hong Kong teams in going to the International Contest.

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 2016.

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$1000 and will be collected at registration. 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 100 schools have taken part in the event in Hong Kong, with nearly 500 schools taking part each year around the world.

In 2016 we will not only be running the Explorer, Ranger and HK Scout class missions, but also Adventurer. HK Scout registration is open until the end of March. Explorer, Ranger and Adventurer till the end of January. Note: The HK Scout and Adventurer contests in Hong Kong are different from the MATE Scout and Navigator contests.

For more details of the competition classes and missions please see below

Explorer

Hong Kong Explorer contest follows the MATE International ROV Contest missions and rules. Teams meeting the MATE Explorer qualification criteria are eligible for entry to the MATE International ROV Contest.

Mission, engineering and qualification specifications
2016 Missions and Specs (pdf, 160Kb)
2016 mission preview (pdf, 806 Kb)
2016 qualification tasks (pdf, 147 Kb)

Ranger

Hong Kong Ranger contest follows the MATE International ROV Contest missions and rules. Teams meeting the MATE Explorer qualification criteria are eligible for entry to the MATE International ROV Contest.

Mission and engineering specifications
2016 Missions and Specs (pdf, 160Kb)
2016 mission preview (pdf, 704 Kb)

Power plugs
Additional information for power plug (pdf, 131Kb)

Adventurer

Hong Kong Adventurer contest follows local event missions and rules. The mission theme is "Marine Debris".  Teams competing in this class will NOT be eligible for entry to the MATE International ROV Contest.

Mission and engineering specifications
(English)  (pdf, 452 Kb) , (Chinese)  (pdf, 589 Kb).

Poster display scoring criteria
(English)  (pdf, 47 Kb) , (Chinese)  (pdf, 293 Kb).

Competition prop details
(English)  (pdf, 656 Kb) , (Chinese)  (pdf, 745 Kb).

Safety
(English)  (pdf, 115 Kb) , (Chinese)  (pdf, 147 Kb).

HK Scout

Hong Kong Scout contest follows local event missions and rules. The mission theme is "Marine Sample Collection".  Teams competing in this class will NOT be eligible for entry to the MATE International ROV Contest.

Mission and engineering specifications
(English)  (pdf, 197 Kb) , (Chinese)  (pdf, 464 Kb).

Design guide
(English)  (pdf, 99 Kb)

Poster display scoring criteria
(English)  (pdf, 47 Kb) , (Chinese)  (pdf, 293 Kb).

Competition prop details
(English)  (pdf, 340 Kb) , (Chinese)  (pdf, 354 Kb).

Safety
(English)  (pdf, 115 Kb) , (Chinese)  (pdf, 147 Kb).

Schedule for 2016  Competition
24 October 2015  10.30 am - 12.00 pm
Room P1402, AC1, City University of Hong Kong
ROV Contest Briefing Session For Teams
14 November 2015 9.30 am - 1.00pm
ISF Academy, Pok Fu Lam
Basic ROV Workshop 1
2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
ISF Academy, Pok Fu Lam
Basic ROV Workshop 2
28 November 2015 9.30 am - 1.00 pm
ISF Academy, Pok Fu Lam
Basic ROV Workshop 3
2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
ISF Academy, Pok Fu Lam
Basic ROV Workshop 4
9 January 2016 9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom,
Room EF402
Basic ROV Workshop 5
16 January 2016 9.30 am - 3.30 pm
City University of Hong Kong
AC1, Room G1301, CityU AppsLab
Advanced ROV Workshop 1
Full and successfully
23 January 2016 9.30 am - 3.30 pm
HKUST
Room 3115
Arduino programming, motor control and PCB layout
Full and successfully
30 January 2016 9.30 am - 3.30 pm
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom
Room EF402
Advanced ROV Workshop 2
Full and successfully
20 February 2016 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
City University of Hong Kong
Mission Planning and Safety Workshop
9-10 April 2016 Hong Kong International School
Preliminary Adventurer and HK Scout Contest
16-17 April 2016 King George V School, Homantin
11th IET/MATE Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge
23-25 June 2016 NASA Neutral Buoyancy Labs, Houston, Texas, USA 2016 International ROV Contest






Registration Fees for 2015/16

Basic ROV Workshop (Includes Basic ROV)
FREE for first school team
HK$1000 for second school team
Advanced ROV Workshop (Includes camera and other electronics)
FREE for first school team
HK$500 for second school team
Arduino Programming Workshop (includes Arduino development board) FREE for up to two students from each school
Mission Planning and Safety Workshop FREE
Registration Fee for Hong Kong ROV Contest HK$1000 each team

Note: All teams MUST register for the HK ROV Contest to qualify for free workshops

Download Registration Form for 2016 Contest


Video of the 2013 Hong Kong contest

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Video of the 2012 Hong Kong contest

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Hong Kong Environmental
Robotics Education Association