About RobotX


The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Foundation is a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to introducing students to hands-on robotic activities. One of the Foundation’s primary mission is to develop future generations of scientists and engineers focused on robotics and to facilitate interaction between the academic community, government and industry. The AUVSI Foundation has been involved in robotic competitions since 1991.

In 2012, The U.S. Office of the Naval Research (ONR) launched the biennial Maritime RobotX Challenge (RobotX). Through this competition, ONR aspired to engage regional partners around the Pacific Rim while creating a new, high-level competition focused on autonomous surface vehicle platforms and sensors. The first RobotX Competition was held in October 2014 in Singapore.

Ways to get involved

RobotX is a part of RoboNation, a robotics community built to represent the force behind the next generation of builders, creators and engineers.  By offering a wide range of educational and interactive opportunities, like RobotX, RoboNation reaches all levels of robotics enthusiasts. RoboNation was created by the AUVSI Foundation, a nonprofit, charitable organization established to support the educational initiatives of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).  

RoboNation works closely with industry, government and academic organizations to further STEM and robotics education on programs and competitions. There are many ways that you can help.

Become a Volunteer

You can support RobotX by becoming a Volunteer. To help make this event a success, RobotX relies on volunteers for support. If you have an interest in volunteering, please contact us.

Partner with Us

RoboNation offers varies opportunities to engage in partnerships. If your organization would like to become a RobotX partner, please contact us with your request.

Make a Donation

RoboNation, the hosting organization is a 501(c)(3) and depends on the support of our contributors and donors to help us sustain and grow. We welcome all support and donations in any amount. To make a donation, please click here.