UAS Competitions

The following Unmanned Systems competitions are recommended by the Unmanned Systems Council of Nova Scotia. Members interested in attending one or more of the following select missions, those interested in collective representation (either directly or under the auspices of ADIANS and/or the AAADA, or those simply want to know more should Contact the Council.


June 23 - 25

The 2016 MATE international ROV competition will take place at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California, USA. The MATE competition challenges K-12, community college, and university students from all over the world to design and build ROVs to tackle missions modelled after scenarios from the ocean workplace. The competition's class structure of beginner, intermediate, and advanced complements the education pipeline by providing students with the opportunity to build upon their skills – and the application of those skills – as they engineer increasingly more complex ROVs for increasingly more complex mission tasks. In addition to engineering their ROVs, the students are required to prepare technical reports, poster displays, and engineering presentations that are delivered to working professionals who serve as competition judges.