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.
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.
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.