Winners named in global underwater robot event

In this photo provided by the  Marine Advanced Technology Education Center, a remotely operated vehicle collects simulated samples at the bottom of the tank during final day of tank missions for the 13th Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle International Competition at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Mich., Saturday, June 28, 2014. About 60 teams from 13 countries and 18 U.S. states participated in the event. (AP Photo/Marine Advanced Technology Education Center)
In this photo provided by the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center, a remotely operated vehicle collects simulated samples at the bottom of the tank during final day of tank missions for the 13th Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle International Competition at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Mich., Saturday, June 28, 2014. About 60 teams from 13 countries and 18 U.S. states participated in the event. (AP Photo/Marine Advanced Technology Education Center)

ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — Student teams controlling underwater robots from the United States, Canada and Russia have won a global competition at the only federal freshwater marine sanctuary in the United States.

The high school and university teams were among 60 from 18 states and 13 countries participating in the 13th Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle International Competition at Michigan’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Taking first in the advanced category Saturday was Jesuit High School of Carmichael, California. Bauman Moscow State University of Moscow and Far Eastern Federal University of Vladivostok, Russia, took second and third.

The top three in the intermediate category were Clarenville High School of Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada; Cornerstone Academy of Gainesville, Florida; and Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

 

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