Growing and expanding opportunities to provide 21st Century skills and knowledge in areas associated with Robotics and Autonomous Vehicle operations on Hawai'i and MAUI
The Maui Robotic Vehicle Association is a non-profit entity created to provide a central place for various schools and other non-profit / profit entities to come together to share common interests in autonomous vehicles and robotics technologies. This is one of the fastest-growing areas for future jobs and good incomes.
The goal of the MRVA is to grow and expand the opportunities of the community workforce and students to provide 21st Century skills and knowledge and create good local and state-wide jobs in areas associated with Robotics and Autonomous Vehicle operations.
The team behind the IAC season victories, in 2023 begins R&D for AVAMobility, Maui's groundbreaking autonomous electric fleet vehicle designed with sustainability in mind.
University of Hawai'i lead AI Racing Tech collaboration participates in the Indy Autonomous Challenge, finishing the 2022-2023 Season as the #1 Ranked U.S. Based Team, #3 Ranked Internationally
University of Hawaii ART team's part participation participation in the Purdue evGrandPrix Autonomous, and the new Autonomous Karting Series!
ABout ouR Initiatives
A FOCUS IN EDUCATION
Our program partners with and mentors talented Students through the Hawaii STEMworks Innovation Internship Program. An annual internship program that runs for a six-week duration from June 14th - July 23rd. Successful interns are offered placement on competitive robotics teams.
CHARTER OF THE ORGANIZATION
Schools & the Community
Working with schools and the community to provide leadership and some funding for qualifying AVT Research and testing programs.
Funding & Resources
Reaching out to secure local, state and federal funding as well as industry sources for grants and financial assistance to grow the program.
@CES 2023! ART Takes 3rd Place!!!
@CES 2022, Race Day Recap!
Once again, #history was made by the teams at this year's #ces2022. Although we did not get the chance to compete on race day, we made huge advancements thanks to UC San Diego, Triton AI UC San Diego, and some help from our #Berkeley friends! We can't wait for the next race, where we expect to make some heads turn and go even faster!
Check us out here!
Shoutout to Triton AI UC San Diego from UC San Diego for getting 3rd place at the #EvGrandprix this weekend! They have been hard at work collaborating with the AI Racing Tech team, with support from our friends over at linedanceAI
Meet The UH AI Racing Tech Team!
SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
Mahalo to MRVA SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
To VectorAero LLC for resources, leadership and initial and continuing funding to help make the program a success.
Special thanks to the County of Maui and to the Maui County Parks Department for their support in providing testing access to the Maui County go-kart track and other MC Park facilities.
To the University of Hawaii and to the local High Schools (including especially St. Anthony School) for their interest and participation.
To the Maui MEDB for their support of the Maui College Stem and TECH programs and local grade-high schools STEM programs.
And the many others that have contributed to and are working to make Maui a more "techy" place and this program a success.