About OctoRoboto Teams


OctoRoboto is the Underwater Robotics (ROV) team.  This team has been participating in the MATE Competitions since 2011.  Students have participated in various competition levels, including RANGER and Scout.

For the 2015 Competition, one team will enter the competition, in the Navigator class.  The team will be mentored by some members of the teams who have previously competed in the RANGER class, and are now working on a longer term ROV research project.  To read more about the ungoing ROV and Ocean Research Project please visit the OctoRoboto website.

About the MATE Competions

The MATE Center uses underwater robots – also known as remotely operated vehicles or ROVs – to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and prepare students for technical careers.  Working in partnership with the Marine Technology Society ROV Committee, MATE created the ROV competition as a way to:

  • Engage students in STEM and expose them to science and technology careers
  • Encourage students to develop and apply technical, teamwork, and problem solving skills
  • Provide funds, materials, and technical expertise to support student learning provide industry with skilled individuals who can fill workforce needs

The MATE competition challenges K-12, community college, and university students from all over the world to design and build ROVs to tackle missions modeled after scenarios from the ocean workplace.