NYU RoboSub

  • A team comprised of determined engineering participating in a RoboNation competition to design and construct an innovative Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Text "AUVIOLETS" with a submarine icon in the "O"

Members will create and work on an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) that utilizes computer vision and various sensors to guide itself and complete various tasks determined by the RoboSub competition organizers each year. We immerse ourselves with the design of the AUV through mechanical, electrical, and computer science disciplines including underwater build design, power management, and computer vision.


  • Compete in the international annual RoboSub competition
  • Create an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
  • Complete a series of tasks, incorporating computer vision, mechanical design, and electrical engineering
  • Document and showcase on work produced through creation of a team website, a technical design report (TDR), and a social media presence

Methods and Technologies

  • Computer Vision
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Sensors/Hydrophones
  • Website Development
  • Algorithms
  • IEEE
  • Autonomy
  • Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Hardware Design and Manufacturing


  • Administrative Department
  • Electrical Department
  • Mechanical Department
  • Intelligence Department (Computer Vision and Robot Navigation)


  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Mechatronics
  • Physics
  • Business and Technology Management
  • Integrated Design and Media
  • All Majors Welcome!


  • NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Faculty Advisors

Student Leadership

  • Email: robosub@nyu.edu