MATE India Regional ROV Competition


What if my regional decides not to hold an event this season?
MATE regional coordinators are under no obligation to hold an event this year. We recognize that there are challenges that may be insurmountable; for example, governing authorities may not permit students to gather together or share equipment and supplies. However, we at MATE HQ are committed to finding a pathway to the World Championship for regional RANGER or EXPLORER class teams that are interested in participating either in-person or remotely. We will work with regional coordinators who are not holding events to identify those teams and permit them to register directly with the World Championship. Those teams will be invited to advance to the event if they qualify; qualification will be similar to the current EXPLORER class demonstration requirement and RANGER class Video demonstration.
Get ready for the coolest competition of the year:  area students from local teams flying hand-built, remote controlled robots through a challenging series of precision maneuvers - all in under 15 minutes - underwater.  This year, the competition is challenging students to tackle problems that impact the entire world. Plastics clogging our rivers, lakes, waterways, and ocean, from the surface to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Climate change raising ocean temperatures, affecting the health of coral reefs. Contaminants in our waterways. You can find these scenarios from Pennsylvania to Portugal, Florida to Australia, the Western Pacific to the Mid-Atlantic, and Indianapolis to Indonesia.

2021 MATE India Regional ROV Competition
Cancelled due to COVID-19


Sawankumar Naik

Distinguished Industrial Automation Professor from INDIA has been mentoring successful teams for more than 5 years at MATE. Besides numerous Awards for his student teams, he has received Best Faculty Award from SVKM’s NMIMS University. He is working there as a Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Coordinator for its Center of Excellence in Industrial Automation. He was felicitated among the top 30 teachers of his country. He has been inspiring and developing students towards new higher standards of technological excellence. The alumni /past participants believe that MATE INDIA ROV Regional Competition is the platform for a pedagogy of world class standards.

Mirza Samnani
Director, SMARVON

He has won more than 7 Awards in prestigious International Competitions and most sought after Trainer. He has been participating in MATE Competition for three years. He has reached out to numerous students through events and workshops conducted at National/ International platform. In MATE, he won the "Most Valuable Professional" Award and "Flying Fish Award" too, besides the "Cause That's How We ROV Award". Through SMARVON he wishes to extend the opportunity of participation to maximum students of his country at Regional ROV Competition as he has experienced the transformation it brings in students.