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Hong Kong Regional - Underwater Robot Challenge 2018

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Dates: 21-22 April 2018

Venue: TSEUNG KWAN O SWIMMING POOL (Click to view map)

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JET CITY: AIRCRAFT, EARTHQUAKES, AND ENERGY

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The 13th Hong Kong Regional of the MATE International ROV Competition

IET Hong Kong Experience Class

For Senior Secondary and University Students

For Primary Five to Secondary 2 Students

Download Registration Form for EXPLORER/RANGER Class

Details see below

Details for Apply

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About IET and Underwater Robot Challenge


The Institution of Engineering and Technology Hong Kong [IET Hong Kong] is the second largest overseas branch of the IET, UK' s largest professional engineering institution, and also the world's largest professional engineer awarding body. Besides, organizing activities for professional engineers and engineering students, IET Hong Kong organizes different STEM programs for youth. Over years, IET Hong Kong has been organizing Hong Kong Regional of the MATE International ROV Competition and underwater robot challenges for senior students.

This year IET Hong Kong organizes the 13th Hong Kong Regional of MATE International ROV Competition, and IET Hong Kong Experience Class on 21-22 April 2018 at Tsueng Kwan O Swimming Pool.

The Marine Advanced Technology Education Centre [MATE](located in California, USA), in association with the Marine Technology Society's ROV Committee, has been organising the International Remote Operated Contest for the past seventeen years. This is aimed at school, college and university students.

The IET Hong Kong will again also invite teams from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and China to take part in the final contest day of the 13th Hong Kong Regional of MATE International ROV Competition. The winning teams will be nominated to join the MATE International Competition in Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, Federal Way, Washington, USA in June 2018. As usual, there will be a regional registration fee other than registration fee directly paid to MATE in accordance with MATE Centre guidelines.

In addition, the IET Hong Kong also provides different learning experience for junior students through the IET Hong Kong Experience Class.

So far over 100 schools have taken part in the event in Hong Kong, with nearly 500 schools taking part each year around the world.

Details of the 13th Hong Kong Regional of the MATE International ROV competition



EXPLORER / RANGER Class

The 13th Hong Kong Regional of the MATE International ROV Competition is open for the teams from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and China. Participants are invited to join either EXPLORER or RANGER class in the competition. The EXPLORER / RANGER class follows the MATE International ROV Competition missions and rules. Teams meeting the MATE EXPLORER / RANGER qualification criteria are eligible for entry to the MATE International ROV Competition.

The EXPLORER class is most appropriate for:

•   High schools that have previously participated in a MATE competition
•   Community colleges and universities EXPLORER teams must demonstrate their vehicle at a regional event or via video submitted to MATE headquarters before advancing to the international competition.

The RANGER class is most appropriate for:

•  Middle schools with robotics experience
•  High schools
•  Community colleges and universities new to robotics
RANGER teams participate in regional events, with the top 1-2 teams advancing to the international competition.


Eligibility:

In general, the eligibility of team is mainly followed the guidelines from MATE organization. For more detail information, please refer to the following link:

General information: http://www.marinetech.org/eligibility/

Eligibility for Explorer Class: http://www.marinetech.org/eligibility-explorer/

Eligibility for Ranger Class: http://www.marinetech.org/eligibility-ranger/


Additional notes on the number of teams in Ranger Class:

* The maximum number of teams per school / community organization of comparable grade levels is two. The first team will have higher priority to participant the competition.
The second team will be considered, provided that there are no common students (i.e., students can only participate on one team).
A first team will be registered in first-come-first-served basis.
A lot draw for the second team will be conducted if the place still has.


Mission, engineering and qualification specifications

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For EXPLORER Class

•   2018 Competition Product Demonstration/Spec Briefing

•   2018 EXPLORER Competition Manual - 01/02/2018

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For RANGER Class

•   2018 Competition Product Demonstration/Spec Briefing

•   2018 RANGER Competition Manual - 11/30/2017

Reference material:

•   Technical reports from previous international competitions

Qualification of the 13th Hong Kong Regional of the MATE International ROV competition



RANGER Class


* Hong Kong teams compete against each other

o If there are more than 10 individual schools participating, the top TWO winners advance to the international.
o If there are less than or equal to 10 individual schools participating, the top ONE winner advances to the international.

* Teams from outside of Hong Kong compete against each other

o If there are more than 10 individual schools participating, the top TWO winners advance to the international.
o If there are less than or equal to 10 individual schools participating, the top ONE winner advances to the international.


EXPLORER Class


* Hong Kong teams compete against each other

o The top THREE teams will advance to the international provided that they meet your minimum point requirement. A video demonstration of the mission tasks will NOT be required, but the company safety review video and other safety information will be required.


* Teams from outside of Hong Kong

o Teams from countries outside of Hong Kong will advance to the international provided that they meet your minimum point requirement.
o If there is more than one team from a given country, the top ONE winner from that country advances to the international competition provided that they meet your minimum point requirement. A video demonstration of the mission tasks will NOT be required, but the company safety review video and other safety information will be required.

Registrations of the 13th Hong Kong Regional of the MATE International ROV competition


Early bird registration Due on
19 January 2018
(Friday)
Standard Registration Due on
02 March 2018
(Friday)
Regional Registration Fee

Remarks:The participating team has also paid the additional registration fee to MATE Centre. The details are listed in the following notes [6] and [7].

Early bird registration
Explorer - HK$2,000 per team
Ranger - HK$1,000 per team

Standard registration
Explorer - HK$2,400 per team
Ranger - HK$1,200 per team
Registration Form for
Explorer / Ranger Class



IET Hong Kong Experience Class Registration fee Due on
31 March 2018(Saturday)
HK$300 per team
Registration Form for
IET Hong Kong Experience Class

Download Registration Form for 2018 Contest


NOTES:




1. Maximum number of teams to be registered for Regional Competition including both Hong Kong Teams and out of Hong Kong Teams:
Explorer Class : 8 teams
Ranger Class : 24 teams

2. Participating teams will be registered in first-come- first-served basis.

3. Regarding the number of teams in RANGER Class, the maximum number of teams per school / community organization of comparable grade levels is two. The first team will have higher priority to participate in the competition. The second team will be considered provided that there are no common students, i.e. students can only participate in one team, and subject to a lot draw should there be vacancy existed.

4. The winning teams may be invited to participate in promotional activities for the event, such as exhibitions / seminars / roadshows / interviews, etc.

5. All Explorer and Ranger teams are needed to register themselves to both the Hong Kong Regional and the MATE.

6. For Explorer teams registering to the MATE, please use the code?HKCOMPETITOR2018?to register. Explorer teams will only be charged US$100 per team. After that, Explorer teams also need to register with the Hong Kong Regional to pay for Regional Registration Fee as stipulated.

7. For Ranger teams registering to the MATE, no specific code is required. Ranger teams will be charged US$100 per team. After that, Ranger teams also need to register with the Hong Kong Regional to pay for Regional Registration Fee as stipulated.

8. If you would like to use fluid power either in Hong Kong Regional Competition or International MATE competition, you have to get a pass in MATE Fluid Power Quiz. You will get detail information after completing the registration of MATE competition in the website http://www.marinetech.org/rov-competition- 2/


Key Dates of EXPLORER/RANGER Class


19 January 2018
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Early bird registration close
23 January 2018
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Confirmation of the first school teams in early bird registration
30 January 2018
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Confirmation of the second school teams in early bird registration, if vacancy available
02 March 2018
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Standard registration close
02 April 2018
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Submission of technical report, specification sheet, Company Safety Review and SID. Submission of JSA is optional.
21-22 April 2018
Tseung Kwan O Swimming Pool
Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge 2018
21-23 June 2018 Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, Federal Way, Washington, USA 2018 International ROV Contest

Details of Experience Class



IET Hong Kong Experience Class

IET Hong Kong Experience Class aims to provide an opportunity for those students from Primary 5 to Form 2 who have no experience and/or knowledge on ROV, to gain an experience in building a ROV from scratch and then run in water. Each team consisting of 3-4 students is given a box of ROV parts.

Schedule of each section:
- A site visit to some contestants who participate in Ranger class of the underwater robot competitions
- Build an underwater robot and then decorate it within an hour or less.
- After that, the completed underwater robot will be run in water for 10 minutes. The team can also take the underwater robot back home.


Information:

Date: 21 and 22 April 2018 (Saturday and Sunday)

Time: 12:00 – 16:00 (A total of 7 sessions, 1 hour per session)


Registration fee:

HK$300 per team


Registration form:

> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfH03UyS6YrzJ_hIbiFsrBdl57ZfYUVYuTUqUAgKYyJpLtwXw/viewform?c=0&w=1


Deadline:

31 March 2018

Announcement of balloting result and arrangement for competition by 10 April 2018.












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