Announcing Virtual RobotX Competition 2022

We are excited to announce we will once again be hosting the Virtual RobotX (VRX) Competition, opening this fall and culminating with Finals and awards in April 2022.

The VRX Competition offers a low-cost entry point for teams of students interested in building skills in maritime autonomy, learning more about using simulation environments, competing in RobotX, or all the above. The competition will be run virtually within the VRX platform, an open-source, Gazebo-based simulation environment built by Open Robotics and the Naval Postgraduate School.

Teams from around the world are encouraged to participate. Participants will have the chance to use VRX to develop innovative solutions for an Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) that can complete various tasks in the simulated environment. The competition tasks are created in coordination with the designers of RobotX to help teams develop capabilities that will aid their efforts in the 2022 Maritime RobotX Challenge.

The competition will be hosted and judged by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and Open Robotics (OR), in partnership with RoboNation and the U.S. Office of Naval Research.

More details to follow! In the meantime, check out the VRX site and platform at

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Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.

Sincerely, The Virtual RobotX Team