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Meet Vasa

Vasa is an autonomous underwater vehicle developed at Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden. The robot, initially developed as part of a project course in 2011, started to compete in the RoboSub competition in 2012, when it won a prize for best craftsmanship. For RoboSub 2013 the bigger part of the team changed, and focused mostly on the robot's software. In RoboSub 2014 we are participating with a more or less unchanged team. But, building on the experience from the previous year and learning from our mistakes, we are investing most of our software efforts into what we consider we lacked the most: making the vision system more robust and performing more testing (increasing the pool time drastically). The changes to the hardware include a new IMU and support for markers and torpedoes.

“ It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

-Ernest Hemingway-