2021 AUV - HURON

Huron was designed to be modular, allowing for  the addition of more complex systems in future years. It detects objects within visual distance using our computer vision models, which locate tasks to execute. 

Huron is named after the Huron River, a river that passes through the University of Michigan's central campus. Naming our vehicle after a body of water, especially one that is an important part of the University of Michigan, seemed fitting.

This page overviews Huron's mechanical, electrical, and software subsystems. Special thanks to all of our sponsors, advisors, and supporters that helped bring Huron to life.

2021 Rankings

4th

Website

4th

Sensor Optimization

10th

Hull Design

Skills Videos

Sensor Optimization:
Hull Design:

MECHANICAL

Managing the complexity of the mechanical systems was essential, in order to allow us to allocate more time to testing the sub’s algorithms. Manufacturing limitations related to COVID-19 restrictions contributed to our decision to design Huron with an emphasis on ease of manufacturing and assembly, allowing us to lay the groundwork in the 2021 RoboSub competition for pursuing additional, more challenging tasks in the future.

FRAME
THRUSTERS
ELECTRONICS CHASSIS
TORPEDOS
GRIPPER

SOFTWARE/ELECTRICAL

Starting with remote development, we've worked to create a robust, modular system that we will be able to build upon in the years to come. With some in-person testing, we've been able to validate many of our logic and algorithms that are key to our AUV's performance. 

ARCHITECTURE
NAVIGATION
STEREO VISION
COMPUTER VISION/MACHINE LEARNING
HYDROPHONES
IN-WATER TESTING & SIMULATION