2017 OI China Underwater Robot Competition


The Chinese Society of Oceanography

The 2017 OI China Underwater Robot Competition is co-organized by Chinese Society of Oceanography and Reed Exhibitions China, which is the first public non-profit competition combining a global professional exhibition with a competition for college students in the field of marine science and technology over the world. Through organizing the college students at domestic and overseas to compete in the research and development of underwater robot, the competition aims to improve the colleges’ capability and level of technical innovation for underwater robot, so as to make a contribution to nurturing the future development of marine science and technology in China.

Following the success of 2016 OI China Underwater Robot Competition that featured some of energy efficiency robotics, the 5th instalment of the competition is coming with a new theme – innovative design. The competition is designed to maximize the robotics expertise of the contestants who are encouraged to demonstrate innovation and creativity with underwater robot design concepts and methodology while ensuring feasibility, viability, and innovativeness. The innovative designs include but are not limited to the innovation of electronic circuits, water resistance, propeller, control strategy and the innovation and optimization of work methods.

1. Theme

    Innovative design

2. Qualification

    The competition is open to individual students or student teams with an undergraduate education background or above. Multiple individuals and teams are allowed for a college or university

3. Scope of work

    All underwater moving devices

4. Format

    Submit e-vision design overview document and participate in live demonstration.

5. Awards

    First prize: 1 participant(s)/team, trophy, certificate and bonus 10,000RMB.
   Second prize: 3 participant(s)/team, trophy, certificate and bonus 5,000RMB
   Third prize: 5 participant(s)/team, trophy, certificate and bonus 2,000RMB
   The award for excellence: 50 participant(s)/team, certificate
   Outstanding tutors: 5, certificate

*  All prize winners will have their entries exhibited at the venue of OI China, and be invited to the OI China Underwater Robot Competition Award Ceremony and the exhibition of OI China.
   All competitors will be invited to the exhibition of OI China.

 2016 Awards Ceremony

*Click and download competition rules

 2017 OI China Underwater Robot Competition Rules

Juges of Smartsea OI China Underwater Robot Competition

 Honorary President of Judging Panel
Ceremony Delu Pan ,Vice Chairman, The Chinese Society for Oceanography and Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering.
List of Judging Panel
Dai Yongshou, China University Of Petroleum

Feng Zhengping, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

He Guoren, Tianjin Research Institute of Electric Science Co., Ltd.

Song Dalei, Ocean University of China

Wang Xiaohui, Shenyang Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Sciences

Wang Xin, National Ocean Technology Center

Wang Yanhui, TianjinUniversity

*Judges in the list ranks in the order from A to Z of beginning letter of surname

Academic Consultant
Song Dalei, Ocean University of China
* The ultimate right of interpretation of the competition shall rest with Beijing Reed Exhibitions Co., Ltd.
(Reed Exhibitions China).







Major Ocean Organizations in Qingdao

State Key Laboratory

●Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology

●Physical Oceanography. MOE. China

●Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology

●Key Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology

●Key Laboratory of Marine Geology and Environment

●Key Laboratory of Ocean Circulation and Waves

●Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology and Environmental Science

●Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Corrosion and Bio-fouling

●State Key Laboratory of Marine Coatings

Subordinate Organization of the SOA

●North China Sea Branch, State Oceanic Administration

●North China Sea Marine Environmental Monitoring Center

●North China Sea Marine Forecasting Center of State Oceanic Administration

●North China Sea Data & Information Service, SOA

●North China Sea Centre of Standard& Metrology(Technology), SOA

●North China Sea Marine Technical Support Center, State Oceanic Administration

●The China Marine Surveillance Beihai Corps

●The China Marine Surveillance Detachment First

●The China Marine Surveillance Beihai Airlines Detachment

●Qingdao city environmental monitoring center

Research Laboratory

●The First Institute of Oceanography, SOA

●North China Sea Maritime Engineering Prospecting Institute, SOA

●Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

●Qingdao Branch, Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

●Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences

●Shandong Institute of Marine Biology

●Institute seawater aquaculture Shandong Province

●Qingdao Marine Equipment Research Institute

●710 Research Institute of China Shipbuilding Industry


●Ocean University of China

●PLA Navy Submarine Academy Of The People's Liberation Army

●China University of Petroleum


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