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The IET/MATE Hong Kong Regional - Underwater Robot Challenge 2019

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Dates: 27-28 April 2019

Venue: TSEUNG KWAN O SWIMMING POOL

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INNOVATIONS FOR INSHORE: ROV OPERATIONS IN RIVERS, LAKES, AND DAMS

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The 14th IET/MATE Hong Kong Regional of the MATE ROV Competition

For Senior Secondary and University Students

Download Registration Form for EXPLORER/RANGER Class

Details see below


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About IET Hong Kong 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 14th Hong Kong Regional of MATE International ROV Competition, and IET Hong Kong Experience Class on 27-28 April 2019 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 Kingsport Aquatics Center, Kingsport, Tennessee, USA in June 2019. As usual, there will be a regional registration fee other than registration fee directly paid to the 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 14th IET/MATE Hong Kong Regional of the MATE ROV Competition



EXPLORER / RANGER Class

The 14th IET/MATE 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 team per school / community organization of comparable grade levels is ONE.


Mission, engineering and qualification specifications

2019 MATE ROV Competition: Product Demonstration and Specs Briefing

2019 Scoring

For the full competition manuals for each competition class, please visit the links below.

•   For EXPLORER Class

•   For RANGER Class

Reference material:

•   Technical reports from previous international competitions

Qualification of the 14th IET/MATE Hong Kong Regional of the MATE ROV Competition



RANGER Class


* Hong Kong teams compete against each other

o Regionals with 5 - 10 individual schools/organizations send the top ONE team to the international.
o Regionals with 11 - 20 individual schools/organizations can send the top TWO teams to the international.
o Regionals with 21+ individual schools/organizations can send the top THREE teams to the international.

* Teams from outside of Hong Kong compete against each other

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


EXPLORER Class


* Hong Kong teams compete against each other

o The top TWO teams will advance to the international provided that they meet the following requirements:

- Passed the safety inspection.
- Achieved a demonstration score of at least 100 points, not including size and weight, safety, or organizational effectiveness.
- Achieved a combined Engineering and Communication score of at least 100 points, not including the company spec sheet or corporate responsibility.
- Successfully passes the safety compliance video administered by the MATE ROV Competition.


* Teams from outside of Hong Kong

o Teams from countries outside of Hong Kong will advance to the international under the same guidelines as stipulated above.
o If there is more than one team from a given country, the top ONE winner from that country advances to the international competition.

Registrations of the 14th IET/MATE Hong Kong Regional of the MATE ROV Competition


Standard Registration Due on
02 March 2019
(Saturday)
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].

Explorer - HK$4,000 per team
Ranger - HK$2,600 per team

Registration Form for
Explorer / Ranger Class



Download Registration Form for 2019 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. Irrespective of EXPLORER / RANGER Class, the maximum number of team per school / community organization of comparable grade levels is ONE.

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 have to FIRST register themselves with the MATE ROV COMPETITION Hong Kong and then to register with the Hong Kong Regional.

6. For Explorer teams registering to the MATE, please use the discount code: "RACOONSKINCAP" to register. Explorer teams will then be charged US$140 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,Ranger teams will be charged US$120 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


02 March 2019
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Standard registration close
17 March 2019
TBA
07 April 2019
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Submission of technical report, specification sheet, Company Safety Review and SID. Submission of JSA is optional.
09 April 2019
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Submission of Poster
27-28 April 2019
Tseung Kwan O Swimming Pool
The IET/MATE Hong Kong Regional - Underwater Robot Challenge 2019
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