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Information on the MATE International ROV Competition






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Underwater Robot Challenge 2017

12th Hong Kong Regional of the MATE  International ROV Competition


Dates: 22-23 April 2017


Venue: TSEUNG KWAN O SWIMMING POOL

PORT CITIES OF THE FUTURE:  COMMERCE, ENTERTAINMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY

Details are at http://www.marinetech.org/missions-specs--scoring/






Once again The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Hong Kong (The IET Hong Kong) is the organiser of the Hong Kong Regional Contest. The 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.

The  Marine Advanced  Technology  Education (MATE)  Centre  (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 sixteen years.  This is aimed at school, college and university students. The winners in Hong Kong will go to the International Finals in Long Beach, California, USA in June 2017.

This year we will again also invite teams from Hong Kong, Macau and Greater China to take part on the final contest day so that they can qualify for the MATE International Contest in the USA in June 2017.

In addition to being fun and educational, these competitions connect  students  and  educators with professionals from marine industries, and those involved with marine conservation, as well as  to promote the development of technical, problem  solving,  critical thinking, and teamwork skills.

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

As usual, there will be a regional registration fee other than registration fee directly paid to MATE in accordance with MATE Centre guidelines.


In 2017, we will run an IET Hong Kong Experience Class aiming 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. They will put all parts together to become a ROV and then decorate it within an hour or less. After that, the completed ROV will be run in water for 10 minutes. The team can also take the ROV back home. IET Hong Kong Experience Class registration is open until mid-March 2017.


For more details of the competition classes and missions please see below:

EXPLORER / RANGER Class


Hong Kong EXPLORER / RANGER contest follows the MATE International ROV Contest missions and rules. Teams meeting the MATE EXPLORER / RANGER qualification criteria are eligible for entry to the MATE International ROV Contest.

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/



Mission, engineering and qualification specifications


For EXPLORER Class

* 2017 Competition Product Demonstration/Spec Briefing

* Port Cities of the Future: Entertainment Preview Task

* 2017 EXPLORER Competition Manual - revised 07/02/2017



For RANGER Class


* 2017 Competition Product Demonstration/Spec Briefing

* Port Cities of the Future: Entertainment Preview Task

* 2017 RANGER Competition Manual - revised 07/02/2017


Reference material:

* Technical reports from previous international competitions


QUALIFICATIONS

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 If there are 5 or more individual schools participating, the top TWO winners advance to the international. Note that these winners must still pass the MATE demonstration requirement.

o If there are less than 5 individual schools participating, the top ONE winner advances to the international. Note that this winner must still pass the MATE demonstration requirement.

* Teams from outside of Hong Kong

o Teams from countries outside of Hong Kong will advance to the international provided that they pass the MATE demonstration 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. Note that this winner must still pass the MATE demonstration requirement.



Registration for 2016/17

Early bird registration
Due on 16 January 2017 (Monday)

Standard Registration
Due on 31 March 2017 (Friday)

Regional Registration Fee Early bird registration
Explorer - HK$1,600 per team
Ranger - HK$1,000 per team

Standard registration
Explorer - HK$1,800 per team
Ranger - HK$1,200 per team
Registration Form for Explorer/Ranger Class

RANGER CLASS IS FULL!!!
IET Hong Kong Experience Class

Registration fee
Due on 15 March 2017 (Wednesday)

HK$300 per team

Registration Form for
IET Hong Kong Experience Class



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 HONG2017KONG to register. Explorer teams will only be charged US$50 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$50 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 with MATE competition in the website http://www.marinetech.org/rov-competition- 2/


Key DATES  for 2017 Competition
15 November 2016

Release of complete completion manual
07 January 2017
10:30 - 12:00
Room BC201 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Briefing session of Hong Kong Regional Competition 2017 (CANCELLED)
16 January 2017

Early bird registration close
20 January 2017

Confirmation of the first school teams in early bird registration
05 February 2017

Confirmation of the second school teams in early bird registration, if vacancy available
3 March 2017

MATE Fluid Power Quiz close
14 March 2017
18:30 - 20:30
Room BC402 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Safety Workshop and Briefing on Hong Kong Regional Competition 2017
15 March 2017

Registration for IET Hong Kong Experience Class close
22 March 2017

Announcement of balloting result and arrangement for IET Hong Kong Experience Class competition
31 March 2017

Standard registration close
07 April 2017

Deadline for Submission of technical report, specification sheet and SID.
Submission of JSA is optional.
22-23 April 2017
Tseung Kwan O Swimming Pool
Underwater Robot Challenge 2017
23-25 June 2017 Long Beach City College, Long Beach, California, USA 2017 International ROV Contest







Video of the 2015 Hong Kong contest

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