University of Newcastle competes with Torqeedo outboards

The University of Newcastle is currently competing in the Maritime RobotX Challenge in Singapore. The competition, jointly organised by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (USA) and the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Engineering and Science Centre Singapore, aims to be an experiential learning platform leveraging on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Each team built an electric powered robotic water craft with the University of Newcastle choosing two Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 electric outboards (supplied by Eco Boats Australia) to power their craft. They will run through a number of tasks after which they hope to compete in the finals at the end of the month.

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