Useful Information - Extra-curricular Engineering
Cambridge Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
The University of Cambridge Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (CAUV) team is a student-run society. The team designs and develops autonomous vehicles to compete in the annual Student Autonomous Underwater Challenge. This is a Europe-wide competition aimed at university-level students in which the teams must design and build their own AUVs to complete an underwater assault course. While this is CAUV's immediate focus, their ultimate goal is to deploy an AUV to inspect the underside of Arctic pancake ice flows in 2014.
The project incorporates many areas of expertise and research from computer vision to hydrodynamics and is a great way to learn more about cutting edge technologies by putting engineering theory learned in lectures into practice.