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Bruin underwater robotics

About BUR

Meetings: Every Monday, 6:30—7:30PM

Location: Engr IV 38-138

Bruin Underwater Robotics (BUR) is ASME’s newest technical project, dedicated to creating robots capable of operating in and exploring underwater environments. Underwater robotics is a unique field with applications such as ocean cleanup, marine biology research, and deep sea exploration. These environments provide exceptional engineering challenges that require creative problem-solving involving areas such as fluid dynamics, heat transfer, mechanisms, and circuit design.

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Through the process of designing, fabricating, and testing a robot to perform those tasks under these conditions, members will learn about and draw from many areas of engineering knowledge, skill, and theory to collaboratively produce a fully functional and useful underwater robot. For the 2021-2022 school year, we will have three teams: the ROV team will be entering the MATE ROV Competition, the AUV team will be designing for potential future entry into the RoboSub Competition, and the Tripati team will be continuing their partnership with the Tripati Research Lab!

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To learn more about this project and how to join a subteam, feel free to contact our project leads, Scott Cao and Alex Xu, at

Project Leads


Scott Cao

BUR Lead


Alex Xu

BUR Lead

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