Desert WAVE, Women in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering

Team members build an autonomous robotic submarine that must complete a difficult series of visual- and acoustic-based tasks in this international competition. The team will be required to design and build a vehicle from scratch, write a technical paper, make a presentation before a panel of judges, create a short video, and develop a website that documents your progress.

       This video below is a fun recap of the 2019 competition

Si Se Puede has partnered with Arizona State University Polytechnic campus where the team is currently based. 


Desert WAVE 2nd in World!  

 Desert WAVE (Women in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering), a robotics team created by the partnership between the Si Se Puede Foundation and Arizona State University, competed in the 23nd International Robosub Competition. This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the in-person component of the competition was cancelled but the virtual aspectss carried on. Facing off against 33 other teams from all over the world,  Desert WAVE placed 2nd for their website, 3rd for their journal paper and 4th for their team video. In the overall competition, Desert WAVE placed 2nd, bettering their 3rd place ranking from their rookie season last year! The team is looking forward to returning to the water and winning the competition in person next year! 

Robosub website with results:

3rd Place


2nd Place


Albert L Esparza