International Symposium on Underwater Technology 

March 6-9, 2023 In Person Meeting (with webinar option) 

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UT23 Pre-Event

Workshop on Career Path Benefits of AUV/ROV Competitions

IEEE OES HK and OES J Joint Program


Date: Monday March 6, 2023 

Venue: Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo *Hybrid 


Objectives 

Introducing the AUV/ROV Competitions in Asian countries, Europe and America, we will discuss how the competitions improve the career opportunities in this area, and how such competition and networking helps prepare for such a career to the competition participants (students and young researchers).  


Co-Chairs: Takumi Matsuda (Meiji University)

Paul A. Hodgson (City University of Hong Kong)

Student Co-Chairs: Yuki Sekimori (University of Tokyo)

: TBD 


Program

13:00 – 15:30: Lectures and discussions

Co-Chairs: Takumi Matsuda (Meiji University)

Paul A. Hodgson (City University of Hong Kong)


13:00-13:10: Opening Address: Takumi Matsuda (Meiji University)

13:10-13:25: Brilliant Foot Print of AUVs: Tamaki Ura (IEEE OES DL)

13:25-13:40: Competition and Networking - This is Just the Beginning, Robert Wernli (UT23 General Co-Chair) 

13:40-13:50: Discussions, Q&A

13:50-14:05: AUV Competitions in Japan, Toshihiro Maki (University of Tokyo, UT23 TPC Co-Chair)

14:05-14:20: ROV Competitions in HK: Paul A. Hodgson (City University of Hong Kong)

14:20-14:35: AUV Competitions in Europe: Fausto Ferreira (IEEE OES VPWS)

14:35-14:45: Discussions, Q&A

14:45-15:00: Effect of Japanese AUV competitions from an alumni engineer's perspective, Hiroumi Horimoto (FullDepth, Ex-student of U-Tokyo) 

15:00-15:15: Experiences of participating in the competitions: Ex Student/team from HKTBD

15:15-15:25: Discussions, Q&A

15:25-15:30: Closing address: Paul A. Hodgson


15:30-15:50: Break 



15:50 – 17:00: Demo at Pool tank at IIS U-Tokyo with zoom webinar 


Student Co-Chairs: Yuki Sekimori (University of Tokyo)

TBD


AUV demo by University of Tokyo Student Team 

AUV demo by University of Tokyo Team 

ROV demo by HK team