SCUBO 2.0 has been looking forward to this weekend for a long time. Swimming in the nearby Lake Zurich in bright sunshine and late summer temperatures. Also the divers were enthusiastic to accompany a diving robot underwater and were amazed how much power the robot had. Click on the picture and enjoy the video.
We are very happy to announce, that Tethys Robotics has reached 9th place at the 2019 MATE international ROV championship. After months of hard work and ups and downs we were able to reach the top ten in a field of 60 international teams! We would like to especially thank our supporters, partners and fans for the ongoing support and trust. Without you, none of this would have been possible.
Today we had our two pool runs. After some troubles with the first run in the morning, we got everything dialed in and had a very successful pool run in the afternoon. SCUBO performed great and the omidirectional steering once more turned out to be extremely helpful for all different tasks and an eye catcher for the spectators.
After a long journey the entire team and SCUBO 2.0 have safely arrived in Kingsport Tennessee for the 2019 MATE international ROV championship. After the check-in at the competition center we have already passed our safety inspection with flying coulours. The professionals scrutinizing our ROV were very impressed with SCUBO 2.0 and it’s special design.
This Week our Team had the opportunity to visit Hydroexploitation SA in Martigny. During our visit we took a look at on of the few commercially operating ROVs in Switzerland. The Team that takes care of the sytem also shared a lot of their experience with us and allowed us an insight into the subsea industry in Switzerland.
This week the team met for the first time to get the Project Tethys Robotics started. Our plan is to develop and build a ROV for the 2019 MATE international ROV competition. This is a championship where universities and colleges from all over the world build ROVs that can solve a series of given tasks as fast and efficient as possible.