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2010 RoboBoat Winners:

1st Place – University of Michigan: $8,000

2nd Place – University of Central Florida: $5,000

3rd Place – University of Rhode Island: $1,000

4th Place – Virginia Tech: $1,000

5th Place – U.S. Naval Academy: $1,000

Special Awards:

Thermal Management and Professional Communication – Embry Riddle Aeronautical University: $1,500

Keel-Up Award for Ingenuity and Quality of Component Design – National Cheng Kung University: $1,000

Sportsmanship and Cooperation – UCF and USNA: $500 each

Plug-and-Play Award – Florida Atlantic University: $500

Congratulations Michigan!

The University of Michigan beat out 12 other schools and took first place in the 3rd International Autonomous Surface Vehicle Competition in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Using strong performances in the qualifying rounds, Michigan lead a field of five teams that made it to the finals of the event. Two-time defending champion University of Central Florida ended up in second place with University of Rhode Island, Virginia Tech and the U.S. Naval Academy rounding out the top five places.

Teams:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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Florida Atlantic University
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Georgia Tech Marine Robotics
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Georgia Tech Savannah Robotics
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National Cheng Kung University
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Old Dominion University Engineering Team Technology
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Old Dominion University, Mechanical Engineering
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U.S. Naval Academy
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University of Central Florida
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University of Michigan
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University of Rhode Island
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Villanova University
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Virginia Tech
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RoboBoat 2010