About RobotX

Advancements in autonomous vehicle technology across all domains - air, land, and water - are moving fast in public and private sectors, including academia through research and competitions. In support of these advancements, the Maritime RobotX Challenge was created.  In 2012, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) launched the first biennial Maritime RobotX Challenge.

RobotX is RoboNation’s most complex robotic competition to-date. Through this competition, we aspire to engage regional partners around the Pacific Rim while creating a new, high-level competition focused on autonomous surface vehicle platforms and sensors. The third RobotX Challenge was held in December 2018 in Hawaii.

A new element of RobotX is the creation of the RobotX Forum, intended to be an interactive gathering with presentations from academia, senior officials, and industry leaders involved in the development and use of autonomous maritime systems. The second RobotX Forum will be held in December 2019, location to be announced soon.

Ways to get involved with Robonation

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.