Luke Kaschmitter, left, places his underwater remotely operated vehicle into the water as his team takes on a mission at the 2014 Utah Underwater Robotics Competition at the Lehi Legacy Center Wednesday, March 19, 2014. MARK JOHNSTON/Daily Herald
Crowds of students lined the pool at the Lehi Legacy Center on Wednesday as they took part in the 2014 Utah Underwater Robotics Competition hosted by BYU’s Splash Lab on Wednesday.
Teams deployed remotely-operated underwater vehicles they built themselves and attempted to complete four tasks in ten minutes as outlined in their mission overviews. The mission was a simulation of a potential real-life research project in which a team would locate an underwater structure in Jordanelle Reservoir, open one of its doors, deploy a sensor and collect samples before returning to the surface.
A number of the teams were made up of students from a sixth-grade advanced learning lab class at Westfield…
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