About MATE international rov Competition
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.
The MATE competition challenges K-12, community college, and university students from all over the world to design and build ROVs to tackle missions modelled after scenarios from the ocean workplace. The competition’s class structure of beginner, intermediate, and advanced complements the education pipeline by providing students with the opportunity to build upon their skills – and the application of those skills – as they engineer increasingly more complex ROVs for increasingly more complex mission tasks.
The MATE competition requires students to think of themselves as “entrepreneurs” and transform their teams into companies that manufacture, market, and sell “products.” In addition to engineering their ROVs, the students are required to prepare technical reports, poster displays, and engineering presentations that are delivered to working professionals who serve as competition judges.
About CMASS ROV TEAM
CMAss ROV Team participated in Asia Regional IET/MATE Underwater Robot Challenge from 2008. Our team won the Champion Award in the Ranger Class (Senior Secondary Level) in 2012, 2013 and 2014, beating more than 20 teams from Hong Kong and around Asia. As a regional champion, we represented Hong Kong to compete with other regional champion in MATE International ROV Competition.
In 2015 - 2016, we competed in Explore Class (University Level) and won a spot to be a representative of Hong Kong to compete against with other university form Canada, Chain, Egypt, Iran, Mexico, Norway, Russia, United Kingdom and United States.
In 2017, we backed to Ranger Class. Therefore, we were represented as a Hong Kong team to compete MATE International ROV Competition from 2017 to 2019.
2021 Excite, Educate, Empower:
Students Engineering Solutions to Global Problems
2019 Innovations for Inshore:
ROV Operations in Rivers, Lakes, and Dams
2018 Jet City:
Aircraft, Earthquakes, and Energy
2017 Port Cities of the Future:
Commerce, Entertainment, Health, and Safety
2016 From the Gulf of Mexico
to Jupiter's Moon Europa:
ROV Encounters in Inner & Outer Space
2015 ROVs in Extreme Environments:
Science and Industry In the Arctic
2014 Exploring the Great Lakes:
Shipwrecks, Sinkholes, and Conservation in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
2013 Ocean Observing Systems:
Launching a New Era of Ocean Science & Discovery
2012 Diving Into History:
The Role of ROVs in Exploring WWII Shipwrecks