A team of Iranian students will take part the US international underwater robot challenge, Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle(ROV) in Seattle.Islamic Azad University students at Ize Branch, Khuzestan Province, southwestern Iran, sent their documents for the tournament last March. Their requests for joining the match were later accepted by the US submarine training center.
The matches scheduled to be held in Washington will run on June 20-22, to be attended by NASA, the world ' s large oil companies as well as rivals from the US, Britain, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.
The students are the only representatives of Iran in the event.
The university ' s students have also managed to build underwater robots locally. The equipments required for construction of the robot were formerly imported from other countries, but now they are built locally.
Underwater robots can be used in oil, dam - building and digging industries.