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ROV Team wins 2nd place in international competition

 
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ROV Team wins 2nd place in international competition

Magazine Section: Our People, Our Culture
College or School: CoE
Article Type: Article
ROV Hybris
ROV Hybris
The Purdue ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) Team beat out teams from Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Arizona State, as well as teams from Russia, China, India, Egypt, the UK and Canada, to earn 2nd place in the MATE International ROV Competition at the Johnson Space Center in Houston in June. MATE stands for Marine Advanced Technology Education.

All the teams were charged with solving an oil-spill crisis similar to that of BP, by creating and deploying an oil cap and collecting biological specimens and a non-diluted water sample. The teams completed the tasks in the 40-feet depth of the NASA Neutral Buoyancy Lab, the world's largest indoor pool.

More information on the competition is available on the Indiana Space Grant Consortium web site.

 

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