Run entirely within a Gazebo/ROS-based simulation environment, VORC allows competitors to dive into real problems of autonomous control, and prototype and test innovation solutions.
virtual ocean robotics challenge
Engage university-level teams from around the world with real problems in autonomy and maritime robotics.
Stimulate learning and broaden exposure to robotic technologies.
Introduce the challenges of autonomy faster with simulation.
Provide a venue and incentive for students of robotics to prototype and test innovative solutions.
Preliminary Release of the Complete Competition Environment
The first full version of the VORC competition is up and running! In addition…
Introducing the new CoRa model
Our new surface vessel model, the “Common Raft” (CoRa), is now available, complete with…