2013 Sponsors


 Check out our dedicated page for our title sponsor, Hallin Marine.


 Quantstone Investments is the team’s first cash sponsor. Their sponsorship will be going a long way to help procure the parts we need in building BumbleBee. Founded in April 2010, QuantStone Investments is an investment analytics start up, providing portfolio, risk, performance analytics and fund management solutions for her clients. Her clients include major asset management firms, securities firms and hedge funds based in China. The company is currently based out of Beijing, with offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen. Please visit www.quantstone.cn for more details.


Seatronics-2Seatronics, global leaders in the rental and sale of marine electronic equipment, specialises in a range of applications: geophysical survey; navigation and positioning; oceanographic systems; video inspection; ROV survey; ROV tooling and diving & non destructive testing.

In addition to equipment rental, sales, and 24hr global technical support, Seatronics supplies subsea connectors, manufactures subsea moulded cables and has state of the art calibration facilities throughout our global offices.

Seatronics will be sponsoring the RD Instruments Workhorse DVL 1200Hz aboard BBAUV. They are also the sole provider of all underwater connectors used on the Bumblebee. This totals up to almost 20 sets of Micro Series, Low Profile and Ethernet underwater connectors.


KEPPEL KOMtech, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore and Marine, provided a cash sponsorship for the team to help procure expensive parts in BumbleBee. This division spearheads the R&D of new technologies, processes and competencies, across the spectrum of Keppel’s businesses. Its scope includes technology foresight into alternative energy applications as well as developing designs, systems and critical equipment for rigs and ships. Please visit keppelom.com for more details.


National Instruments will be supporting the team in providing hardware and software required for the building of BumbleBee. NI is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 30,000 different companies worldwide. For more details, please visit http://singapore.ni.com/company



BBAUV is happy to formally announce a  joint sponsorship by the National University of Singapore Faculty of Engineering(FoE), School of Computing (SoC) and Temasek Hall (TH).

Their sponsorships allow the team to secure pool testing time in diving pools, which means the team can now deploy our robot at 4.5 meters, bringing us closer to the actual competition’s environment. The accommodation sponsorship has also allowed the team to develop intensively almost 7 days a week round the clock and not restricted to public transportations operating hours.


SpartonSparton provided a sponsorship of 2 AHRS-8 navigation sensors and 2 Phod-1 hydrophones. These will be integrated into Bumblebee for ROBOSUB, giving  more accurate heading readings. The PHOD-1 hydrophones will be used to pick up the acoustic signals to complete one of the most difficult challenges. Sparton has more than a century of experience in designing and building products for the government and industry worldwide, including systems, subsystems, and components, such as our inertial systems and advanced acoustic hydrophones.

Festo_Logo_RGB_screen Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. We will be using their pneumatic systems for all our 4 manipulators: grabber, dropper, rotary, torpedoes launchers. The sponsored parts include linear cylinders, rotary actuator, solenoid valves, connectors and thru-panel aluminium bulkheads. This greatly reduce the number of through-hull connections.


IKM Subsea  provided a cash sponsorship for the team, enabling us to purchase BumbleBee‘s  parts. IKM Subsea is a Norwegian ROV and Trencher manufacturer. They sell ROVs and Trenchers and operate these with personnel on a rental basis. Their key markets are the North Sea and Asia. In Asia they have offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, with representative offices in Mumbai, India and Beijing, China. Their base for operations in Asia mobilizes from Singapore. For more details, please visit www.ikm.com.


Aaeon Technology Singapore provided a sponsorship of motherboards, cooling systems, CPU, RAMs and SSD. We will be using these for Bumblebee to process vision data as well as completing other tasks! Aaeon manufactures and markets a wide range of OEM/ODM Industrial Motherboard, Embedded System, BOX PC, PC/104, ETX, Computer on Module, Panel PC and Industrial LCD Display etc. globally. For more details, please visit http://www.aaeon.com/.


Via an internal referral from one of our Singaporean Beijing friend Rachel, we managed to liaise directly with the educational department of Autodesk. Badari from Autodesk Singapore will be providing for the team 125 licenses for Autodesk software and support required. For more details, please visit www.autodesk.com


Evernote’s goal is to help the world remember everything, communicate effectively and get things done. Evernote’s collection of apps make it easy to stay organized and productive. Our team is using their premium subscription to keep our information organized simply and synced across multiple devices. For more details, please visit www.evernote.com

Equipment Partners


Personal Contributions

Our F&B sponsors that enabled the team to work with our stomachs full! 🙂