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About Us

     The University of Puerto Rico's Mayagüez Campus is where Team RUMarino was established in 2015 as part of

College Robotics for Manufacturing Engineers (CROME). This is a student organization that helps engineering

students use robotics and autonomous vehicles to put what they've learned in class into reality. The IEEE RAS, of which

RUMarino is currently a member, aims to aid students in exploring and learning about subjects not covered by the

university's curriculum. Furthermore, our Team specializes in designing and innovating an Autonomous

Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to compete in the annual RoboSub Competition. We are the first group of college

students in the Caribbean to create an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that is competing in the RoboSub

competition. The team includes 30 members from various engineering branches such as: Mechanical, Industrial,

Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering. By working together as a team, our members are taught revolutionary

technology that will prepare them technically and professionally for their future careers.

     As part of our accomplishments in previous competitions, our team qualified for the quarterfinals and finished 21st

out of 44 competitors in 2017, 17th out of 47 competitors in 2018, and 15th out of 59 participants in 2019, all while

using very little funding. Additionally, the team won the Perseverance Award in 2017 and 2018 from Teledyne

Marine, a tournament official sponsor for the second year in a row. Moreover, RUMarino received the 2017

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Best New Entry Award (AUVSI). The crew also

acquired Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) in 2020 as a result of a Teledyne Marine-sponsored competition.


RUMarino  x  IEEE


The IEEE Computer Society traces its origins to the 1946 formation of the Subcommittee on Large-Scale Computing Devices (LCD) of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE). Five years later, the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) formed its Professional Group on Electronic Computers (PGEC).

The IEEE Computer Society, Chapter of University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus was founded 1994 already serving long years in the UPRM Campus. It is the leading branch in the areas of computer science, computing and technology. We are dedicated to advancing technology, alongside the theory and applications of computers. 

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) traces its origins to the efforts within the IEEE to address the growing interest and importance of robotics and automation technologies but was officially formed in 1984. Focusing on advancing innovation, education, and funda mental and applied research in robotics and automation it serves as a global community for researchers, engineers and practitioners of the field.

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) chapter at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (UPRM), was founded in 2015. This chapter provides a platform for students and faculty at UPRM to engage in activities related to robotics and automation, including technical talks, workshops, competitions, and networking events. It aims to promote knowledge sharing, collaboration, and professional development among its members interested in the field of robotics and automation.

Both chapters offer our members the a wide range of possibilities and resources. In addition to hosting esteemed conferences like ICRA and IROS, RAS offers access to cutting-edge technical  journals like IEEE Transactions on Robotics and IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine. Through specialized technical committees, it promotes cooperation among students, provides financial assistance for research and conference attendance, and supports student activities and competitions.  Both chapters offer tools for career development, encourage professional and student networking, and funds creative initiatives through its extensive global network of chapters and specialized committees.

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