Cambridge Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. Fully autonomous. Totally intelligent.

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Technical lecture
23 January 2018 18:30 - 20:30
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The Cambridge Autonomous Underwater Vehicle team ( is a student-run project to develop autonomous robot submarines.

Members of the CAUV team will talk about AUVs in general, then describe the design of their new vehicle, where they are going, how they work, and the challenges they have to overcome.

An AUV is completely unmanned and is capable of making critical mission decisions without assistance from human sources. This cutting edge technology allows exploration of underwater environments that are hard to explore using conventional methods.

The initial design criteria was for a small, cheap ROV to inspect the underside of pancake ice flows in the arctic. Developing an AUV that could perform this task remains a long term goal. However, the immediate challenge is the annual European Robotics League (ERL) Emergency Robots competition.

The Cambridge AUV team is entirely composed of students. It started as a project run by the design club of the Cambridge University Engineering Department but has evolved into a university-wide society. The team incorporates members from a wide range of disciplines including Computer Science, Engineering, Natural Sciences and the Management Tripos.

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2018

Time: Refreshments from 18:30. Lecture at 19:00. Ends around 20:30

Venue: Lecture Room 4, Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ (directions).

All welcome. Free to attend. No need to book.

This talk is suitable for GCSE, A-level and university students, as well as practising engineers. You are encouraged to bring with you members of your family who are interested in engineering.

This event is organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Cambridge area.


Lecture Room 4, Engineering Department, Cambridge University
Trumpington Street
United Kingdom

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