Team WORX Sponsorship Opportunities
ABOUT TEAM WORX
Team WORX is a group of graduate and undergraduate students from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania
and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. The team consists of mechanical engineers, computer engineers,
computer scientists, ocean engineers and engineering faculty members. Villanova students work out of their Dynamic
System’s Laboratory and FAU students works out of their Marine Systems Laboratory, giving both sides of the team access
to cutting edge technology for developing their research.
CHALLENGES TO THE PARTNERSHIP
One of the challenges that comes with a long distance partnership is that only one institution can have the competition
boat at a time. To work around this problem both teams need to have the ability to replicate the other’s systems.
Villanova team members have simulated the platform and the control system by developing the SeaCat USV, and the FAU
team members have designed a second embedded linux machine as a test platform for Villanova’s software as well as an
interface to all the onboard sensors. By each University developing a representation of their counterpart’s component,
seamless integration upon scaling becomes a possibility.
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL
FAU team members who are also members of the FAU Marine Robotics Club.
Villanova team members.