Robots and Shipwrecks

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On Saturday April 26th, Shedd Aquarium hosted a Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) ROV Competition, an annual underwater robotics competition that takes place in over twenty regions across the world. Students ranging from elementary school to university are tasked with ocean workplace-related challenges in order to build their technical and problem-solving skills and learn about STEM careers.

This year’s theme was to explore “the role that ROVs play in exploring and documenting shipwrecks, studying sinkholes, and conserving our national maritime heritage sites.” (source: MATE ROV Competition Mission).

I had the pleasure of volunteering at this event and am pleased to share these photos!

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