The SeaGlide team won 1st place for the second year in a row at Temple University March 10th in an underwater robotics competition! Team members: Micah McClure, Safiyyah Franklin, and Carlos Rodriguez. They are pictured with Dr. Simpson, the head of outreach for Naval Research, Dr Varnum, Temple University professor, and Captain Spencer, the commanding officer for the Philadelphia naval base.
SeaGlide is an automated programmable underwater robot competition rewarding speed, accuracy and innovative features. The team also submits a technical paper and presentation. Here is a shot of the team testing their manta ray inspired design on a tether. Special shoutout to retired engineer and regular volunteer for years, Sue Kralle, who bought our whole team lunch! Students Alonzo Lawrence and Dia Lee also volunteered to assist the core team.
Our rookie SeaPerch team represented our school, well poised for a better performance next year. SeaPerch is an underwater contest is remote control driven requiring the robot to complete various mission and obstacle course tasks. The team also submits a technical paper and presentation.