Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport - Atlantis
Team Name: Atlantis
Organization: Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport
Competition Class: EXPLORER
Regional: Egypt Super Regional
What were the other options for your team’s name? If there was only ever the one option for your name, what is the origin of your team’s name?
“Atlantis” was the only and best option for us, because we wanted our team to have a name that expresses its ability to make a ROV with great exploratory capabilities to explore very mysterious places underwater even if it were Atlantis.
What word/phrase is most often heard when your team is working on your ROV?
“Etsraf ya Shrief” it means “Deal with it, Shrief “. We always said it when we face a difficult problem, and we need to have someone initiate and take care of it, and our teammate Shrief was always making concessions and bear it himself. From here, it came “Etsraf ya Shrief “as an act of humour when we fall into any problem, even if it is so small. Thanks, Shrief.
Which job or thing your team has to do is the hardest? Why?
The isolation of electronics was the most difficult challenge that we faced, because it was the first time for us, as a new team, to do this task, and also because of the riskiness in this process on electronics in the event of a mistake in the insulation, then we had to deal with it with great care and focus. Thus, this job caused a large time to be consumed to complete it.
What is your team's go-to snack food(s)?
McDonald's was the nearest and preferred choice for us.
What was the most celebrated/happiest/best/epic moment of success making your ROV?
As a new team, definitely it was the moment when we found the efforts of all the team members together diving and exploring underwater.
What was your most memorable challenge/complete fail in building your ROV?
On the night before the fund competition, which was organized by the Arab Academy between its teams for the financial support for the participating teams. There was a leakage in one of the two cameras cases that were used in the ROV, and it was burned. Consequently, We had to participate in the competition with one camera due to the limited time for buying another one, but in the end things went fine in the competition.
What "theme" – the scientific or physical problem to be addressed with an ROV task – would you most like to see included in future competition missions?
We hope that there will be a challenge that is concerned with the high percentage of mercury in the oceans, and how we can address this problem because of its serious impact on fish and then the consumer.
What innovation do you think would completely change how ROVs solve problems in the future?
Certainly, the use of artificial intelligence in a more accurate analysis of data under water will lead to great results in finding solutions to problems in seas and oceans.
If you could swap ROVs with any team – past or present – what team would it be?
It is impossible to think of this idea, because this ROV reflects the challenges, suffering and experience that we have acquired.
If your team had/has one, what is your team’s “theme song”?
”Unstoppable” by Sia: