Villanova Student Engineering Team to Participate in Elite International Robotics Competition

Villanova University College of Engineering students have been chosen as members of one of three teams that will represent the United States in the highly selective and inaugural Maritime RobotX Challenge. The competition will be held October 20-26, in Marina Bay, Singapore. Sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Foundation, RobotX was created as a pinnacle science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) event to promote interest among Pacific national partners in the science and technology of autonomous systems.

C. Nataraj, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, the team’s leader and advisor, will travel to Singapore with Garrett Clayton, PhD, associate professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, four undergraduate and two graduate students for the Challenge. Villanova has partnered with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) to create a team for the competition.

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