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Computer Science students LEUNG Chun Yin and LEUNG Lok Ping, members of the HKUST Remotely Operated Vechicle Team (ROV), together with other 9 students from the School of Engineering won the Design Elegance Award in the International ROV Competition organized by the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston in June 2011.
MATE coordinated an international student underwater robotics ROV competition. A network of 20 regional ROV contests took place across U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, Scotland, and Japan. Student teams from upper elementary, middle schools, high schools, home schools, community colleges, universities, and community organizations participated. In addition to technical skills, the event helped students develop the ability to solve problems, think critically, and work as a part of a team. By connecting students with employers and professionals from the workplace, students were also exposed to ocean-related career opportunities.
The HKUST ROV team designed an underwater robot which incorporated aesthetics, simplicity, and functionality into its design. The design led the team stand out in the competition.
Also read the press release.
Photos taken in the ROV trip