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Olin Aquatic Robotic Systems

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Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
25 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Olin Aquatic Robotic Systems

What is Olin Aquatic Robotic Systems?

Olin Aquatic Robotic Systems is a 25-student self-run project team at Olin College of Engineering dedicated to designing and building robust autonomous marine systems. In previous years, as Olin Robotic Sailing, we focused on building autonomous sailboats that could one day autonomously cross the Atlantic Ocean. This year, we are working towards AUVSI Roboboat, an international motorboat competition in Daytona Beach, Florida. This competition is testing our skills in building a polished, durable, and intelligent robot. By the end of the year, our boat will be able to autonomously navigate an obstacle course, identify buoys by color, and do other complex tasks. We have revamped our processes for building hulls, electrical systems, and software to produce our most robust boat yet.

Why we need you!

We are very excited to have many new Olin students working on such a cool project, and our goal is to take as many people as possible to the International Roboboat competition in Florida this June. Your contribution can help us take our boat and our unending excitement to Florida for an amazing learning and networking opportunity for Olin. In order to accomplish this mission, we have been working to raise $10,000. To date, we have raised half of our fundraising goal. Your support in reaching our goal will enable all team members to attend the competition and compete with the highest caliber boat possible.

Contact us

To learn more about Olin Aquatic Robotic Systems, please contact us at, find our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter (@OlinAquaBots). We're excited to share our progress with you!  


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Your gift helps purchase the wood and carbon fiber for our hull.



Sponsor a day of competition for two students



Your gift allows us to purchase all four of our beautiful Blue Robotics thrusters. Thank you.



Sponsor two students' entire trip to competition. At this giving level, we'll put your name or a name of your choice (person or organization) on our boat!



We will put your name or a name of your choice (person or organization) on our boat and also give you a small-scale prototype version of our competition boat!

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