Call for participation

Important dates:

15 March 2019 - Deadline for application Part 1
TBD - Deadline for application Part 2
14 July 2019 - Competition begins
19 July 2019 - Competition ends


Please check the requirements for ground and underwater vehicles on the resources menu.

Application procedure:

Applicant teams must send an email to expressing their intention to participate in the Tournament and providing the following information about the team (download templates and forms from the resources menu) by the first deadline:
  • Team Information Form
  • Team Match Form (for single domain teams that need to match with another domain team)
  • Vehicle Specification Form (one per vehicle)

For part 2, teams must provide the following documents (download templates and forms from the resources menu):

  • Scenario Application Paper (describing how the team plans to tackle the TBMs). The template will be soon available.
  • Letter of Intent (LOI) regarding liability and insurance. To be provided soon.
  • Photograph & Video release form signed by each of the team members.
  • Payment of a non-refundable registration fee.
  • A video showing the robots performing the following operations:
    • Marine: Autonomous navigation (in a pool or in the sea) with the vehicle completely submerged with no wiring to control it.
    • Land: Robot driving in an “8” shape path/line.
Selection Criteria:

Teams will be selected for participation  based on

- team research quality, as measured from the application documents;
- number of available slots for team participation in the tournament (5 double-domain teams (5 land + 5 marine), in this case). Double domain teams will have priority over single domain teams. If you are a single domain team please fill the Team Match Form and the organization will help you matching with another single domain team. In case a domain has less than three teams registred, the organisation reserves the right to cancel that domain.